Corporate Social Responsibility when the Business is not Sustainable: An Interorganizational Perspective
2006 (English)Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
This paper presents an interorganizational perspective on sustainable community development as a kind of CSR. The paper has its focus on temporary businesses that are time-limited. Examples are extracting MNCs which mine non-renewable natural resources like ores, oil etc. MNCs market activities in host countries are regularly contracted to undertake sustainable rural and community development around their sites. Likewise, they regularly fail because the traditional approach for extracting MNCs can be described as a single company in isolation that carries out all of its contractual commitments alone, with no strong relationships with other parties for mobilizing resources. The interorganizational device, on the other hand, presents a cooperative approach that implies efforts from several parties. The theoretical discussions explore the infusion of intermediary actors in order to bridge the gap between business and non-business actors. This paper explores the role of intermediary NGOs as catalysts in mobilizing the actors, in realizing the resources and in helping to bring about changes that are necessary for the development process. Implications of this approach for MNCs are also discussed.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-80208OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-80208DiVA: diva2:108122
Paper presented at the Nordic Academy of Management (NFF) 1st Winter Conference, March 16-18, 2006 in Umeå, Sweden.2006-06-122006-06-12