Reconceptualizing Civil Regulation: Advancing the Sustainability Agenda in Asia

Roberto Martin Galang, Itziar Castello

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    This article re-conceptualizes the notion of civil regulation, through an analysis of 775 projects by firms located in 21 Asian countries, wherein we map the state of civil regulation initiatives in the region. We challenge two established assumptions in the Corporate Social Responsibility literature. First, contrary to what is commonly argued, we claim that strong states in Asia promote civil regulation in what we call the “paradox of the weak state”. Second, we not only argue that civil regulation is mainly enforced by multinational enterprises willing to promote international social and environmental standards; but also that local, small and medium companies play a key role in the development of Asian civil regulation. We call this second finding the “CSR importation
    trap”. Our findings are supported by evidence on the limitations in the interchangeable properties of business and governments. Finally, we argue that, in Asia, governments act as a structuration mechanism which
    challenges the current understanding of CSR.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
    RedaktørerShige Makingo , Tunga Kiyak
    UdgivelsesstedEast Lansing, MI
    ForlagAcademy of International Business
    Publikationsdato2011
    Sider63
    StatusUdgivet - 2011
    BegivenhedAIB 2011 Annual Meeting: International Business for Sustainable World Development - Nagoya, Japan
    Varighed: 24 jun. 201128 jun. 2011
    Konferencens nummer: 53
    http://aib.msu.edu/events/2011/

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    KonferenceAIB 2011 Annual Meeting
    Nummer53
    Land/OmrådeJapan
    ByNagoya
    Periode24/06/201128/06/2011
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings
    Vol/bind53
    ISSN2078-4430

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