One Vision, Different Paths

An Investigation of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives in Europe

François Maon, Valérie Swaen, Adam Lindgreen

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Resumé

This comparative study explores 499 corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives implemented by 178 corporations in five distinct, institutionally consistent European clusters. This study provides an empirically grounded response to calls to develop comprehensive, nuanced pictures of CSR in the composite European business environment. In so doing, the article stresses three distinct, non-exclusive approaches that characterize the embedding of CSR considerations in corporations’ strategies across Europe and the CSR challenges for corporations operating in different socio-political contexts. Furthermore, the study reaffirms the CSR notion as a contextualized concept, shaped by socio-political drivers, and contributes by bridging macro-level, socio-political facets of CSR with its meso-level, organizational implications.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Business Ethics
Vol/bind143
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)405–422
ISSN0167-4544
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Stakeholder management
  • Comparative analysis
  • Europe

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