Corporate Social Responsibility - a contributor to evironmental and socital change?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Disclosing how business practice can be regarded as a contributor to several forms of sustainability, this thesis is based on a minor field study enlightening how this contribution may be possible through Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR.The thesis provides the response and opinions of people who in some affirmation are engaging in or are related to social responsibility; either it may be from the academic works and earlier conducted research related to the CSR topic, or it may be from those who perform social responsibility and are the participant actors of this minor field study.
These people last mentioned have all had their opinions spoken through semi – structured interviews and other data have been collected based on the methodology of Actors Approach; all empirical data is structured according to Aspers’ (2007) model of “meaning” including the tools text, visuals and practice.The analysis is divided into three parts; articulation, reconfiguration and cross-appropriation as a way to create understanding of how the study’s phenomenon can create style change (Spinosa et al 1997).
Conclusions drawn from the field study are businesses implementing social responsibility do create a style change in environmental and societal aspects. Yet to what extent may differ depending on in their situation, their views of the concept, how long they have been using and promoting the concept and further in what ways their work contributes to a societal and environmental change through CSR practice.
The field study has been conducted within the municipality of Kathmandu, Nepal
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 54 p.
Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Societal Change, Environment, Sustainability, Nepal
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-14083OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-14083DiVA: diva2:440446
Enterprising & Business Development, 180 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Bill, Frederic, Assistant Professor
Nakamura, Richard, Assistant Professor