International CSR and the Role of Government: “Direct” and “Indirect” Policies

Jette Steen Knudsen, Jeremy Moon

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This article contributes to the growing research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and government and focuses on the neglected relationships between national government and international CSR. The main contributions of the article lie in the identification and theorization of the ways in which governments regulate international CSR directly and indirectly and in the relationships between these two types of regulation. Direct public policy for CSR addresses a CSR initiative such as an organization or regulation. Indirect public policy for CSR tackles the same problem to which a CSR initiative is addressed but does so by addressing its wider regulatory context. The paper considers different relationships between the direct and indirect policies for CSR, and their implications.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019: Understanding the Inclusive Organization - Boston, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 201913 Aug 2019
Conference number: 79


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • International aspects of regulation
  • Business-government relations

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