'Implicit' and 'Explicit' CSR: A Conceptual Framework for a Comparative Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility
York University - Schulich School of Business
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
Academy of Management Review Vol. 33, No. 2
We address the question of how and why corporate social responsibility (CSR) differs among countries and how and why it changes. Applying two schools of thought in institutional theory we conceptualize, first, the differences between CSR in the USA and Europe and, second, the recent rise of CSR in Europe. We also delineate the potential of our framework for application to other parts of the global economy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: CSR, comparative management, national business systems, new institutionialism
JEL Classification: N10, N20, L21, L22, M14, P51, O57Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 21, 2010
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