Research Handbook on International Corporate Social Responsibility


Research Handbook on International Corporate Social Responsibility

9781802207033 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Anthony Goerzen, PhD, Sobey Professor of International Business, Smith School of Business, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and Chair of AIB-Canada
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80220 703 3 Extent: 530 pp
Presenting an in-depth look at cutting-edge research, this essential Research Handbook develops the current understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its implications on an international scale. Including contributions from leading academics, highly-informed practitioners, and non-government organizational managers, it fully conceptualizes the implementation of CSR practices.

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Presenting an in-depth look at cutting-edge research, this essential Research Handbook develops the current understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its implications on an international scale. Including contributions from leading academics, highly-informed practitioners, and non-governmental organization managers, it fully conceptualizes the implementation of CSR practices.

This significant Research Handbook combines the work of over 60 authors to examine CSR from a wide variety of perspectives, offering observations through the lens of institutional theory, social activism, and within the context of specific case studies, such as Latin America. Chapters are presented in a universally accessible format that reflects their dual academic and non-academic applicability, constituting a vital and original reference tool for those actively researching in the field.

This will be an important read for students and researchers studying CSR and wanting to stay up to date with recent research developments. Due to its analytical scope, it will additionally be useful for those working in private business as well as non-governmental organizations.
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‘A timely and interdisciplinary analysis of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) international landscape, with significant attention directed towards global value chains and emerging economies. It serves as a pivotal reference for international research on sustainable global business, offering practical insights for corporations, policymakers, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), encompassing a comprehensive perspective on diverse economies.’
– Gaia Melloni, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

‘Achieving sustainability requires a blending of public and private governance, and this volume is at the cutting edge of our understanding of what this means for businesses and society at large. It presents a great collection of papers that examine the efforts by MNEs to do good, the variety of ways in which they succeed and fail, and the reasons why well-intentioned initiatives do not always yield a sustainable outcome.’
– Sarianna Lundan, University of Bremen, Germany
Contributors: Matthew Alford, Christian Geisler Asmussen, Stephanie Barrientos, Mirko H. Benischke, Kristin Brandl, Jacob Brower, Ravee Chittoor, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Carolina Menezes Cwajg, Luis Alfonso Dau, Valentina De Marchi, Raphael Deberdt, John Dilyard, Jonathan P. Doh, Lorraine Eden, Davide Fiaschi, Maria Tereza Leme Fleury, Elisa Giuliani, Anthony Goerzen, Ana Maria Gomez-Trujillo, Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Adel Guitouni, Denanjalee Gunaratne, Ye He, Joerg S. Hofstetter, Lise Johnson, Liena Kano, Caroline Kariuki, Sarfraz Khan, Tatiana Kostova, Aarti Krishnan, Joanne Lebert, Jean-Baptiste Litrico, Linda Jane Liutkus, Valentina Marano, José Carlos Marques, Stewart Miller, Ivan Montiel, Elizabeth Moore, Lilac Nachum, William Newburry, Federica Nieri, Larissa Marchiori Pacheco, Junghoon Park, Lynnette Purda, Lisa Sachs, Grazia D. Santangelo, Joseph Sarkis, Sean Simoes, Noemi Sinkovics, Rudolf R. Sinkovics, Abrahim Soleimani, Pete Tashman, Yoshiteru Uramoto, Ari Van Assche, Rob Van Tulder, Jakomijn van Wijk, Alain Verbeke, Cynthia Waltho, Stephanie Lu Wang, Kefeng Xu, Shaker A. Zahra, Shasha Zhao

1 International corporate social responsibility: an introduction 1
Anthony Goerzen

2 The evolution of sustainability concerns over business activities: from local to cross-national to global 7
Junghoon Park, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, and Ivan Montiel
3 Understanding the CSR agenda of multinational companies from an institutional theory lens 25
Tatiana Kostova and Valentina Marano
4 Drivers, tensions and trade-offs in achieving social and environmental upgrading in global value chains 43
Matthew Alford, Valentina De Marchi, and Aarti Krishnan
5 Integrating responsible conduct in multinational enterprise strategy: an institutional framework 61
Grazia Santangelo
6 Limits of markets as a mechanism for value distribution in GVCS: comparative analyses of social responsibility across GVCS 74
Lilac Nachum, Caroline Wanjiru Kariuki, and Yoshiteru Uramoto
7 International trends in corporate philanthropy and the influence of institutional context 92
Lynnette Purda
8 Which norms do CSR help to respect? 108
Federica Nieri, Elisa Giuliani, and Davide Fiaschi

9 Cascading compliance to achieve improved GVC sustainability: what is it and why does it fail? 127
Anthony Goerzen and Ari Van-Assche
10 CSR violations among domestic and foreign firms: a study of environmental misconduct in the United States 138
Stewart Miller, Sarfraz Khan, Kefeng Xu, and Lorraine Eden
11 The inconvenient truth: how business model innovation can trigger global companies to act (ir)responsibly 152
John Dilyard and Shasha Zhao
12 Governance failure and firm-level crises: the case of the Volkswagen emissions scandal 168
Liena Kano, Sean Simoes, and Alain Verbeke
13 Institutional environments, cross-national distances, and corporate social irresponsibility in host countries 187
Raveendra Chittoor and Ye He
14 Unjust transitions to low carbon economies: reflections on stakeholder capitalism and responsible cobalt supply chains 205
Joanne Lebert and Raphael Deberdt
15 Indemnifying irresponsibility: how international investment law undermines responsible business conduct 224
Lise J. Johnson, Lisa E. Sachs, and Carolina Menezes Cwajg

16 Multinationals and cross-sector partnerships: building social resilience through collective entrepreneurship 242
Mirko H. Benischke, Jonathan P. Doh, and Peter Tashman
17 Closing the intention-realization gap: the impact of local embeddedness on effective progress toward SDG 17 255
Luis Alfonso Dau and Elizabeth M. Moore
18 Corporate social responsibility, performance, and strategic interaction in a global context 269
Christian Geisler Asmussen
19 Overlooked goliaths: business associations in international CSR governance 284
José Carlos Marques, Jean-Baptiste Litrico, and Jakomijn van Wijk
20 Lessons learned for field practitioners in the implementation of international cross-sector development partnerships 302
Linda Jane Liutkus

21 Managing complex institutional logics across borders: a study of CSR in Latin America 320
Larissa Marchiori Pacheco, Elizabeth M. Moore, Kristin Brandl, Luis Alfonso Dau, and Maria Tereza Leme Fleury
22 Foreignness, legitimacy, and corporate citizenship perceptions in emerging markets 337
William Newburry and Abrahim Soleimani
23 Sustainability and internationalization in emerging market firms: two sides of the same coin 354
Ana Maria Gomez-Trujillo and Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

24 CSR 3.0: corporate social activism as the next stage in the evolution of CSR? 377
Jacob Brower
25 The promise of Industry 4.0 technologies for the sustainability of developing country apparel manufacturers 391
Denanjalee Gunaratne, Noemi Sinkovics, and Rudolf R. Sinkovics
26 Gender and corporate social responsibility: beyond compliance in global value chains 408
Stephanie Barrientos
27 MNEs’ transition to green innovation: a managerial attention-based typology 425
Shaker A. Zahra and Stephanie L. Wang
28 Corporate sustainable supply chain management: from freestyle to compulsory 443
Joseph Sarkis and Joerg S. Hofstetter
29 Beyond adaptation: agenda for international corporate responsibility along global supply networks 462
Adel Guitouni and Cynthia Waltho
30 The way forward: mapping the governance logic of international CSR pathways 480
Rob van Tulder

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