Transnational corporate social responsibility: Fact, fiction or failure?

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dc.contributor.author Amo-Mensah, M.
dc.contributor.author Tench, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-28T11:22:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-28T11:22:10Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other 10.1108/S2043-905920180000012007
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/354
dc.description Published in Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose ? Contemporary debates on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are framed in a global context; however, there is ample evidence that national and institutional frameworks define CSR practices. Questions about the activities of Transnational Companies (TNCs) in their host countries further highlight growing CSR concerns, developments and challenges in specific regions. Our aim in this chapter is to examine the theoretical arguments on the relationship between context and CSR, looking at the role of situational conditions in driving responsible corporate behaviour in a global environment. Design/methodology/approach ? Drawing on discourse analytic concepts, we use insights derived from our comparative research on transnational companies? (European and non-European) self-presentations of CSR-related actions in a developing country, Ghana, to illuminate our argument. Findings ? The discussions demonstrate that context relationships are crucial in CSR practices since they contribute to a wide variety of implicit meanings that provide in-depth understanding of companies? responsibilities in specific regions. Our empirical analysis showed that linguistic categories of the TNCs related more to responsibilities that focused on ethos than logos, which suggests credible CSR messages to a large extent. Originality/value ? The chapter contributes to the emerging literature on the context-specific nature of CSR in two important ways. First, it provides insights to further the debate on the utility of balancing local and global requirements in corporate CSR actions. Second, our linguistic-based model of analysing CSR communication content, which we demonstrate from our study, offers a novel approach to assess companies? real intentions, motives and perspectives on CSR in the wake of growing corporate scandals. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Context en_US
dc.subject Corporate social responsibility en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Global en_US
dc.title Transnational corporate social responsibility: Fact, fiction or failure? en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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