How Institutions Affect CSR Practices in the Middle East and North Africa: A Critical Review

Dima Jamali*, Tanusree Jain*, Georges Samara*, Edwina Zoghbi

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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This systematic literature review integrates the Varieties of Institutional Systems (VIS) framework and Patchwork Institutions lens to unpack how institutional heterogeneity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) impacts the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our review of 154 articles published between 1995–2017 extracts the variegated nature of institutions in MENA countries and sheds light on how country-specific institutional forces affect CSR. Doing so, we take the first step to move away from a monolithic understanding of the institutional effects on CSR in MENA, acknowledging the role that collective actors play in shaping the institutional realities affecting CSR.
TidsskriftJournal of World Business
Udgave nummer5
Antal sider17
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2020
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • MENA
  • Patchwork institutions
  • Literature review
  • Varieties of institutional systems