Saving the World While Making a Profit Essay

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Master programme in Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial Dynamics

Corporate social responsibility as an organizational innovation: a comparative analysis of its implementation in the institutional frameworks of Sweden and the United Kingdom Klara Simcikova klara.simcikova.111@student.lu.se
Abstract: Corporate social responsibility is a management concept originating from the Anglo-Saxon background and associated with the tradition of arm’s length relations between business and institutions in society. However, different institutional systems handle organizational innovations in dissimilar ways, and in the age of globalization, national institutions often interact with global ones. This study discusses how these mechanisms might
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5 2.2. Drivers of CSR .................................................................................................................... 6 2.3. Institutional theory in CSR .................................................................................................. 7 2.3.1. New institutionalism ........................................................................................................ 8 2.3.2. Comparative political economy........................................................................................ 9 2.3.2.1. Varieties of capitalism ................................................................................................... 9 2.3.2.2. National business systems ............................................................................................. 9 2.4. Convergence or divergence? ............................................................................................. 12 2.4.1. Research questions ......................................................................................................... 14 3. Methodology ....................................................................................................................... 15 3.1. Data and sample selection ................................................................................................. 15 3.2. The data-gathering process

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