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- New Developments in the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility
- The Psychology of CSR
- Good Intentions are Not Enough: Applying Best Practices from Humanitarian Aid to Evaluate Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Meaningful Work
- Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring the Potential Connections between Top Management Team/Board Diversity, CSR, and Workforce Diversity
- Responsible Business and Individual Differences: Employee Externally-Directed Citizenship and Green Behaviors
- Corporate Volunteering: Who Really Wins?
- Corporate Social Irresponsibility in Spite of Efforts to Act Responsibly: The Nature, Measurement, and Contextual Antecedents of CSR and CSiR by Organizations
- When CSR Backfires: Understanding Stakeholders’ Negative Responses to Corporate Social Responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility: Theoretical Perspective
- CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations
- Environmental Management and Strategy
- On the Links between Corporate Environmental and Financial Performance: Camera or Mirror?
- New Roles for Business: Responsible Innovators for a Sustainable Future
- Social Entrepreneurship: Prospects for the Study of Market-Based Activity and Social Change
- Corporate Responsibility and the Base of the Pyramid Proposition
- Bringing Together the Big and the Small: Multinational Corporation Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship in Africa
- Entrepreneurship <i>by</i> and <i>for</i> Disadvantaged Populations: Global Evidence
- Stakeholder Management: A Managerial Perspective
- The Consequences of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting
- Profit-with-Purpose Corporations: An Innovation in Corporate Law to Meet Contemporary CSR Challenges
- Redefining the Strategy Field in the Age of Sustainability
- A Researcher’s Guide to Business and Society Archival Datasets
- Mightier than the Sword: How Activists Use Rhetoric to Facilitate Perception Change in Industries
- Institutions and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Movements and Corporate Social Responsibility: From Contention to Engagement
- Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets
Abstract and Keywords
Multinational corporations (MNCs) have the potential to influence job and business formation in the Africa through Corporate Social Responsibility Entrepreneurship (CSRE) programs and support. Surprisingly, the best approaches and/or means to support, track, and report these efforts remain unclear. Through a review of twelve prominent companies, this chapter expands the current literature on CSR by providing a broader view of MNCs role in promoting entrepreneurship priorities in Africa. Five major types of CSRE that current initiatives fall under are identified, along with the intended contributions, beneficiaries (e.g. micro-entrepreneurs, SMEs, women), and ways in which MNCs track and report impact. While MNCs efforts are laudable for their depth and breadth, major challenges remain to ascertain the real impact of these priorities and actions on the entrepreneurial landscape. The authors discuss these and suggest important considerations for MNC continued and improved support of African entrepreneurship and African entrepreneurs.
Benét DeBerry-Spence, Professor and Department Head of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Lez Trujillo Torres, Assistant Professor, ESSEC Business School
Robert Ebo Hinson, Professor and past Head of the Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship, University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana
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