Corporate Citizenship in China: CSR Challenges in the 'Harmonious Society'

Darigan, Kristian H.; Post, James E.
September 2009
Journal of Corporate Citizenship;Fall2009, Issue 35, p39
Academic Journal
The turbulent state of the global economy threatens the financial stability, economic well-being and social contract between business, government and society. In China, where economic and social transformation has been the defining theme of the past decade, emerging social structures are at risk of succumbing to waves of financial hardship and change. In this environment, corporate commitments to socially responsible practices assume heightened importance. By 2008, the confluence of political changes, business pressure and natural disasters created a new watershed of dialogue, ideas and progressive thinking about corporate social responsibility in China. But as the 'Great Recession' takes hold, doubts arise as to whether corporate citizenship programmes will continue. Based on our field study and related research, however, we conclude that a tremendous opportunity now exists for companies to positively contribute to China's societal welfare and to become an integral part of that country's socioeconomic evolution by advancing CSR and citizenship commitments. In this paper, we discuss developments in corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility in China and address a number of critical questions about its role in the current era for practising managers and scholars of Chinese business culture.


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