'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

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Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business

Jeremy Moon

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Matten, Dirk and Moon, Jeremy, 'Implicit' and 'Explicit' CSR: A Conceptual Framework for a Comparative Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (2008). Academy of Management Review Vol. 33, No. 2 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=978942

Dirk Matten (Contact Author)

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Jeremy Moon

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) ( email )

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom
+44 0 115 9514781 (Phone)

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