Corporate Social Responsibility and Culture: A Study of European Multinational Corporations’ adaptation of Community Involvement Practices
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Corporate social responsibility (CSR), which has emerged as a global trend, has gained increased focus in the everyday media and among practitioners on the political agenda. CSR has also risen as an important research topic in the field of organization.
This study investigates European multinational corporations’ tendencies to adapt CSR policies and practices, or more specifically corporate community involvement, to different national cultures. The paper explores if/how and why companies with subsidiaries in different countries differentiate CSR policies. Theories of culture are used to analyze the basis and/or validity of such adaptation.
The units of analysis in this research paper are two European multinational corporations, namely, the Husqvarna Group and Nestlé S.A.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 59 p.
Corporate social responsibility, CSR, culture, adaptation, global integration, local responsiveness, Nestlé, Husqvarna, Hofstede, Trompenaars, Hall
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-18600OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-18600DiVA: diva2:536264
Subject / course
IHH, Business Administration
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law