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Abstract and Keywords
This article is about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and aims to distinguish different types of CSR–government relationship and to understand these in the context of broader state roles and government–business relations. It investigates these relationships comparatively, historically, and in terms of new institutionalism. It does so comparatively by investigating CSR and government in four types of political system on the assumption that CSR reflects features of respective national business systems, or varieties of capitalism, in which government roles are critical. Thus it considers CSR in the USA, in Europe, in the transitional economies of East Asia, Eastern Europe, and South Africa, and globally. The article's special focus on the USA is justified because, although business responsibilities have long existed throughout the world, in America the concept of CSR emerged as a basis for reflection on its relation to the wider purpose of the firm in the context of institutions of governance.
Jeremy Moon is Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at Nottingham University Business School.
Nahee Kang is an ESRC Post‐Doctoral Fellow at Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University.
Jean-Pascal Gond is Visiting Professor at HEC Montreal. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor in corporate social responsibility at Nottingham University Business School, UK. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan and received his Masters in economic sociology from the University of Toulouse, France. He received his PhD in Management from the University of Toulouse in 2006. J.-P. Gond’s research focuses on the topic of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the concept of performativity. His work has appeared in journals such as Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Economy and Society, Human Relations, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, and Finance Controle Stratégie.
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