This volume provides a platform for localized perspectives on CSR in developing countries across the globe. The chapters bring local context and business to the forefront and highlight the efforts spearheaded by indigenous actors from within the developing world. They present insights from developing countries through successful and less successful examples of locally-led CSR efforts. Together, these perspectives capture the complex paradoxes of CSR in developing countries and highlight common features in national institutions across the developing world, such as weak political and regulatory institutions, that shape local CSR initiatives and often limit its developmental impact.
The editors argue the need to embrace partnership models that leverage the strengths of different actors to promote effective development and tackle the complex challenges facing the developing world. This important series will be the reference source for academics, practitioners, policy-makers and NGOs involved in development-oriented CSR.
Introduction. Corporate social responsibility in developing countries: a development-oriented approach
Dima Jamali, Charlotte Karam and Michael Blowfield
1. Rediscovering divergence in developing countries’ CSR
Natalya Turkina, Benjamin Neville and Sara Bice
2. Pharma SMEs and development-oriented CR
3. CSR in Afghanistan
4. Strategic approaches to corporate social responsibility: A comparative study of India and the Arab world
5. Avenues of rethinking CSR in development
6. Policy discourse and mandatory CSR in India
7. CSR in emerging economies and fragile states: Why it is different from CSR in developed countries
8. Integrating and implementing CSR: A case of CONCOR (Container Corporation of India) in India
9. CSR and NGO engagement in Indian public sector mining companies
10. When microfinance meets CSR
Luciano Barin Cruz
Eugenio Avila Pedrozo
11. Migrant workers and China’s development: A critical social responsibility perspective
12. A spiritual corporate awakening: Transcending beyond traditional corporate philanthropy with design thinking
13. Accounting education and CSR in developing countries: The case of India
DIMA JAMALI is Professor and Kamal Shair Endowed Chair in Leadership at American University of Beirut, where CHARLOTTE KARAM is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior & Psychology. MICHAEL BLOWFIELD is Professor of Corporate Responsibility at University of Wolverhampton.