Multinational’s CSR Practices in Developing Countries: An International Perspective

Alidou Ouedraogo (Editor)
University of Moncton, Canada

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS035000



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This book explores the relationship between multinationals and developing countries. Some of multinational’s corporations claim to be taking steps to improve their CSR practices through the use of voluntary initiatives such as codes of conduct, environmental certification, social audits, fair trading and social investments. However, that kind of voluntary initiative may be limited in some developing countries where companies are not subjected to the same pressures and market opportunities that make many corporations responsible in developed countries.

The challenge for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in developing countries is guided by a vision distilled into the UN Millennium Development Goals. Unfortunately, these global aspirations remain far from being met in many developing countries today. The book also examines the promotion of corporate environmental and social responsibility in specific developing countries. While concepts like corporate social responsibility have become more fashionable in many developing countries, they have essentially been introduced from abroad.

Thus, on one hand, the lack of interest within some developing countries is not surprising considering the current context of economic, political and social crisis, which generates other priorities. On the other hand, an institutional framework supportive of CSR practices has emerged in some developing countries. In these countries, corporate policies to promote responsible social and environmental behaviors have been increasingly important among foreign-based companies.
(Imprint: Nova)


A. Ouedraogo

Chapter 1 - A Plea for a Chinese Model of Ethical Leadership (pp. 43-58)
A. Barraquier (SKEMA Business School, France)

Chapter 2 - Case Study: Renault Plant in Tangiers (Morocco) (pp. 59-88)
Alidou Ouedraogo (University of Moncton, Canada)

Chapter 3 - MNCS and Anti-Corruption Practices: An Overview (pp. 89-98)
M. Shater Jannati (UNIDO)

Chapter 4 - The Business Case CSR for the World Market Leader in Brick Production (Wienerberger Tumkur Site – India) (pp. 99-104)
M. Neureiter (The CSR Company International, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 5 - The Need for a Finer Grained Analysis of the CSR of MNC Subsidiaries in Developing Countries (pp. 105-116)
D. Jamali (Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon)

Chapter 6 - Corporate Charity and Profitability (pp. 117-136)
D. Crowther and S. Seifi (De Montfort University, United Kingdom
and others)

Chapter 7 - Labour Rights in Global Supply Chains: An Oxfam Case Study of Unilever in Vietnam (pp. 137-158)
R. Wilshaw and E. Sahan (Oxfam Great Britain)

Chapter 8 - MNCS in Bangladesh: Adding Value through CSR (pp. 159-166)
M. Babar (BizCare, Bangladesh)

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