TITLE

Convergence Versus Divergence of CSR in Developing Countries: An Embedded Multi-Layered Institutional Lens

AUTHOR(S)
Jamali, Dima; Neville, Ben
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Business Ethics;Sep2011, Vol. 102 Issue 4, p599
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper capitalizes on an institutional perspective to analyze corporate social responsibility (CSR) orientations in the Lebanese context. Specifically, the paper compiles a new theoretical framework drawing on a multi-level model of institutional flows by Scott (Institutions and organizations: ideas and interests, ) and the explicit/implicit CSR model by Matten and Moon (Acad Manag Rev 33(2):404-424, ). This new theoretical framework is then used to explore the CSR convergence versus divergence question in a developing country context. The findings highlight the usefulness of the compiled multi-layered institutional framework and the varied nuances and profound insights it offers in analyzing CSR in context. They also suggest that a cosmetic level of global convergence in explicit CSR may materialize in light of mimetic isomorphic pressures, but that the path dependence hypothesis is indeed salient in light of national history trajectories and socio-politico configurations. The findings correspond most closely to patterns of CSR crossvergence, combining elements of both convergence and divergence, and reflecting in complex hybridized CSR expressions. The findings and their implications are presented and assessed.
ACCESSION #
64458612

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of NEW JERSEY STATE LIBRARY

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics