Government Policies for Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe: Support and Institutionalization

Jette Steen Knudsen, Jeremy Moon, Rieneke Slager

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses policies of twenty two EU member governments designed to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) over the first decade of the century. Our paper categorizes policies for CSR into different types depending on their expected degree of regulatory strength. Secondly, whilst it identifies a wide range of issues to which government CSR policies are directed, it notes a tendency for these to have expanded from social affairs and employment issues, through environmental issues, to economic and trade and development issues. Thirdly, governments act as agents in their respective institutional structures to embed CSR concerns explicitly into these frameworks.
    This paper analyses policies of twenty two EU member governments designed to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) over the first decade of the century. Our paper categorizes policies for CSR into different types depending on their expected degree of regulatory strength. Secondly, whilst it identifies a wide range of issues to which government CSR policies are directed, it notes a tendency for these to have expanded from social affairs and employment issues, through environmental issues, to economic and trade and development issues. Thirdly, governments act as agents in their respective institutional structures to embed CSR concerns explicitly into these frameworks.
    LanguageEnglish
    Place of Publicationwww
    PublisherSSRN: Social Science Research Network
    Number of pages38
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Comparative Corporate Responsibility (CSR)
    • Government Policies
    • Europe

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    Knudsen, J. S., Moon, J., & Slager, R. (2012). Government Policies for Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe: Support and Institutionalization. www: SSRN: Social Science Research Network. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2176347
    Knudsen, Jette Steen ; Moon, Jeremy ; Slager, Rieneke. / Government Policies for Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe : Support and Institutionalization. www : SSRN: Social Science Research Network, 2012.
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    Knudsen JS, Moon J, Slager R. Government Policies for Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe: Support and Institutionalization. www: SSRN: Social Science Research Network. 2012. Available from, DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2176347