Quotation Chambers, Eleanor, Chapple, Wendy, Moon, Jeremy, Sullivan, Michael. 2003. CSR in Asia: a seven country study of CSR website reporting.




The aim of this paper is to investigate CSR reporting in Asia through analysis of websites of the top 50 companies in seven countries. Specifically, the paper investigates the penetration of CSR reporting within countries; the extent of CSR reporting within companies and the waves of CSR engaged in. It evaluates the relative extents of homogeneity and national distinctiveness in CSR, with reference to the CSR issues prioritized and the modes of action deployed to target these. It evaluates the impact of a range of explanatory variables for the differing levels of national CSR penetration and investigates the impact of globalisation. With one qualification, the paper accepts the hypothesis that CSR levels in Asia lag behind those in the west; but accepts the hypothesis that Asian countries have developed their own systems of CSR. It rejects the hypothesis that globalisation erodes CSR by undermining these national systems and accepts the hypothesis that globalisation is a driver for new CSR developments. It identifies a number of research questions that the investigation raises.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title CSR in Asia: a seven country study of CSR website reporting
Year 2003
URL http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=


Chapple, Wendy (Details)
Chambers, Eleanor (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom)
Moon, Jeremy (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Sullivan, Michael (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom)
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