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Hameed, Syed Kamran, 2010. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) theory and practice in Pakistan. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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This master thesis is dealing with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its awareness in Pakistani companies. The objective is to see how different companies in Pakitan (multinationals and domestic) view the CSR concept in their strategy.

The study is based on empirical findings where all the facts and information is gathered through qualitative approach. The six different companies in which three multinational MNC’c and three domestic companies have CSR in their strategy have been selected. The descriptions of all their CSR strategies are than compared with the theoretical framework. The analysis of empirical findings under theoretical assumptions reveals that the most of the CSR is carried in similar way which is based on community development through charity or philanthropy.

The conclusion is that to increase the general awareness about CSR the companies have to consider environmental, social, and ethical awareness in their business strategy and try to go beyond philanthropy or charity and adopt a longterm sustainable strategy in the business to become ethical corporate citizen. This can make Pakistan a place for an attractive business environment for investors.

Main title:Corporate social responsibility (CSR) theory and practice in Pakistan
Authors:Hameed, Syed Kamran
Supervisor:Hakelius, Karin
Examiner:Nilsson, Jerker
Series:Degree thesis / SLU, Department of Economics
Volume/Sequential designation:634
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:CSR, multinational companies, domestic companies, Pakistan
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-921
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-921
Subjects:Agricultural research
Agricultural economics and policies
Labour and employment
Investment, finance and credit
Consumer economics
Agrarian structure
Economics and management
Social sciences, humanities and education
Language:English
Deposited On:23 Dec 2010 08:50
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:17

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