Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Opportunities,Constraints, and the Road Ahead

41 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2018

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Nayan Mitra

Developmental Consultant

Debmalya Mukherjee

University of Akron - College of Business Administration

Ajai Gaur

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick

Date Written: December 1, 2018

Abstract

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) endeavors have been made mandatory for certain firms in India through the Companies Act, 2013. In this paper, we focus on the nuances of this Act as it relates to CSR and discuss possible strategic implications for the Indian firms. To this end, we analyze strategic opportunities associated with mandatory CSR and identify potential challenges. Our in-depth analysis also explores avenues for future scholarly research in this area.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, India, Companies Act 2013, Mandatory CSR, Involuntary CSR, CSR capabilities, CSR Reputation

Suggested Citation

Mitra, Nayan and Mukherjee, Debmalya and Gaur, Ajai S., Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Opportunities,Constraints, and the Road Ahead (December 1, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3294352 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3294352

Nayan Mitra

Developmental Consultant ( email )

West Bengal
India

Debmalya Mukherjee

University of Akron - College of Business Administration ( email )

Ajai S. Gaur (Contact Author)

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick ( email )

Newark, NJ
United States

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