Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia: a seven-country study of CSR web site reporting

Chapple, W. ORCID: 0000-0003-1834-8075 and Moon, J., 2005. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia: a seven-country study of CSR web site reporting. Business & Society, 44 (4), pp. 415-441. ISSN 0007-6503

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This article addresses four hypotheses: (a) that corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Asia is not homogeneous but varies among countries, (b) that the variation is explained by stages of development, (c) that globalization enhances the adoption of CSR in Asia, and (d) that national business systems structure the profile of multinational corporations’ CSR. These hypotheses are investigated through analysis of Web site reporting of 50 companies in seven Asian countries: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. The article concludes that CSR does vary considerably among Asian countries but that this variation is not explained by development but by factors in the respective national business systems. It also concludes that multinational companies are more likely to adopt CSR than those operating solely in their home country but that the profile of their CSR tends to reflect the profile of the country of operation rather than the country of origin.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Business & Society
Creators: Chapple, W. and Moon, J.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2005
Volume: 44
Number: 4
ISSN: 0007-6503
Rights: © 2005 Sage Publications.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 30 Nov 2018 11:35
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2018 12:28

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