The Political Economy of Corporate Responsibility in India

The Political Economy of Corporate Responsibility in India

1st Edition - November 1, 2017

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  • Author: Bimal Arora
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781843344155

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The Political Economy of Corporate Responsibility in India takes on the topic of socioeconomic development in India under different economic governance frameworks since the 1950s, and how each has given rise to a large number of interrelated concerns, including impacts on employment and distribution of income, emergence of new forms of vulnerabilities, weakened state structures, imbalanced demographics with sub-national disparities, environmental and biomass degeneration, and dismal performance on several human development indicators. The book includes information on the ways that institutional actors, including private sector corporations, have responded to these challenges. In addition, the increased focus and pressures by campaigners on corporations to not only minimize harm, but also maximize benefits emanating from their operations has put many leading global corporations in the line of fire, creating a profound influence in many countries, including India. This book documents these experiences in the Indian context and identifies the scope and limitations of corporations to address such concerns.

Key Features

  • Includes a political economy framework to analyze corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Integrates analytical constructs on CSR in India with changes in the conditions of businesses in India using empirical data and case studies
  • Links CSR practices in India with changing corporate management practices, their evolution, and a comparative analysis using the Anglo-Saxon model of corporate governance

Readership

Academia, Businesses (top management and CSR and related department/managers), NGOs, Research Institutes, Policy Think Tanks, Government and policymaking institutions, Practice researchers and students, Industry associations/business chambers, Multilateral and Bilateral Organisations (UN Bodies), Foreign offices of nations with interest in India/Asia and Business and social development consultants

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction and political economy framework for analysing CSR
    2. CSR in India: History and context
    3. Contemporary CSR: An overview of initiatives
    4. The drivers of CSR in India
    5. Conclusion
    Appendix 1: Overview of social, work and wage-related legislation
    Appendix 2: Core labour standards and legislation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2029
  • Published: November 1, 2017
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781843344155

About the Author

Bimal Arora

Bimal Arora is based at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR), Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University, UK

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