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Current Issues and Innovative Approaches in Partnerships: A comparative analysis of CSR in seven Asian countries
Wendy Chapple, Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom
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.