'Implicit' and 'Explicit' CSR: A Conceptual Framework for a Comparative Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility
Academy of Management Review Vol. 33, No. 2
27 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2010
Date Written: 2008
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.
Keywords: CSR, comparative management, national business systems, new institutionialism
JEL Classification: N10, N20, L21, L22, M14, P51, O57
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