Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Scandinavia: An Overview

Robert Strand, R. Edward Freeman, Kai Hockerts

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    Scandinavia is routinely cited as a global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. In this article, we explore the foundation for this claim while also exploring potential contributing factors. We consider the deep-seated traditions of stakeholder engagement across Scandinavia including the claim that the recent concept of “creating shared value” has Scandinavian origins, institutional and cultural factors that encourage strong CSR and sustainability performances, and the recent phenomenon of movement from implicit to explicit CSR in a Scandinavian context and what this may entail. In sum, we depict the state of the art in CSR and sustainability in Scandinavia. We intend for this to serve as a basis to help establish a globally recognized research paradigm dedicated to considering CSR and sustainability in a Scandinavian context.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftJournal of Business Ethics
    Vol/bind127
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)1-15
    ISSN0167-4544
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2015

    Emneord

    • Scandinavia
    • CSR
    • Sustainability
    • Scandinavian cooperative advantage
    • Creating shared value

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