The Exploration of the Factors Involved in the Maintenance for CSR Programs within an Organisation

Rankin, Frazer (2007) The Exploration of the Factors Involved in the Maintenance for CSR Programs within an Organisation. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Background: Organisations are now participating more strongly than ever in CSR related activities

and as a result current research is strongly orientated towards why organisations are participating in


Purpose: This dissertation explores the motivations, and how these change over time, behind the CSR

initiatives conducted within MNCs. This is achieved through utilising the frameworks presented by

Garriga and Mele (2004); Instrumental, Ethical and Political motivations, but as opposed to using

them as independent factors, interpreting them as homogenous.

Results: The results of the research have highlighted the difference between initiatives run by

individuals and those run by the organisations. With initiatives that are encouraged through the

passions of individuals, and pushed through the organisation, the motivations behind these initiatives are very much Ethically orientated, with Political and Instrumental factors being secondary, until they reach the level where they need the organisations support for the development of the initiative. At this point, for the initiative to develop into an organisational initiative, this will only become possible if there are strong Instrumental opportunities which the organisation can utilise, for example competitive

advantage, employee retention or product differentiation.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 12:31

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