Corporate Social Responsibility in Sri Lanka: A National Business Systems Perspective

Anthonisz, Tiara (2008) Corporate Social Responsibility in Sri Lanka: A National Business Systems Perspective. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Due to the contextual and multidimensional nature of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), in order to fully understand CSR in global context, it is important to determine the drivers of and resultant nature of CSR cross-nationally. This paper contributes towards academic knowledge in this area by focusing on what shapes CSR in a particular national context, that of Sri Lanka. This paper applies Whitley's (1998) National Business Systems approach in order to assess whether the Institutional characteristics that form the Sri Lankan Business System, in turn, motivate and influence the nature of Sri Lankan CSR.

The study finds that CSR activities of sample companies, whether categorized as domestic, international, or multinational, continue to be influenced and shaped by factors within the Sri Lankan Business System, for all aspects of CSR but one, the environmental aspect, which is instead influenced and shaped by international institutions.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, National Business Systems, Sri Lanka
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 12:31

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