Multinational Companies and Corporate Social Responsibility: Democratisation in the Developing World

Haymon, Kirsty
November 2008
Melbourne Journal of Politics;2008, Vol. 33, p48
Academic Journal
The article argues that the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) cannot improve local employment, education and health but can also promote open civil society by encouraging the rise of new social institutions and capacities. It addresses the question of how CSR can be made into an effective tool for improving the lives of people affected by the activities of multinational companies (MNCs) in developing countries. The negative attitude towards MNCs which is based on evidence of the abuse of market power is also discussed.


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