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Självreglering eller lagstiftning? På området CSR

Mannefred, Emelie LU (2009) STVK01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The debate over Corporate Social Responsibility is present in many parts of society. The business sector’s engagement in CSR has increased rapidly during the last decades. One important question this brings out is how CSR should be governed. The debate consists in large of two views – CSR should be regulated by law or forced regulation or CSR should be managed through private and civil regulation (or self-regulation) constructed by the business sector itself. The latest years’ trend of movement from government to governance shows a preference for self-regulation. This thesis discusses and highlights this debate in the academic literature and also seeks to give an empirical understanding of this topic. This is done by conducting a study... (More)
The debate over Corporate Social Responsibility is present in many parts of society. The business sector’s engagement in CSR has increased rapidly during the last decades. One important question this brings out is how CSR should be governed. The debate consists in large of two views – CSR should be regulated by law or forced regulation or CSR should be managed through private and civil regulation (or self-regulation) constructed by the business sector itself. The latest years’ trend of movement from government to governance shows a preference for self-regulation. This thesis discusses and highlights this debate in the academic literature and also seeks to give an empirical understanding of this topic. This is done by conducting a study that consists of interviews with representatives from of a number of Swedish state-owned enterprises, which have been subject to a forced regulation of reporting their work with sustainability in accordance with the GRI guidelines. The study points out that there is a discrepancy between the academic debate and the enterprises’ perception of whether CSR should be regulated by law or self-regulation. The enterprises in this study prefer regulation since this can work as a directive for what society expects from them, whereas the representative from the enterprise ministry believe self-regulations to be important in that sense that they can engage enterprises to work with sustainability. (Less)
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Mannefred, Emelie LU
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STVK01 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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CSR, självreglering, ansvarsutkrävande, tvingande reglering, governance, statliga bolag
language
Swedish
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1496511
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2009-11-23 09:35:43
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  abstract     = {The debate over Corporate Social Responsibility is present in many parts of society. The business sector’s engagement in CSR has increased rapidly during the last decades. One important question this brings out is how CSR should be governed. The debate consists in large of two views – CSR should be regulated by law or forced regulation or CSR should be managed through private and civil regulation (or self-regulation) constructed by the business sector itself. The latest years’ trend of movement from government to governance shows a preference for self-regulation. This thesis discusses and highlights this debate in the academic literature and also seeks to give an empirical understanding of this topic. This is done by conducting a study that consists of interviews with representatives from of a number of Swedish state-owned enterprises, which have been subject to a forced regulation of reporting their work with sustainability in accordance with the GRI guidelines. The study points out that there is a discrepancy between the academic debate and the enterprises’ perception of whether CSR should be regulated by law or self-regulation. The enterprises in this study prefer regulation since this can work as a directive for what society expects from them, whereas the representative from the enterprise ministry believe self-regulations to be important in that sense that they can engage enterprises to work with sustainability.},
  author       = {Mannefred, Emelie},
  keyword      = {CSR,självreglering,ansvarsutkrävande,tvingande reglering,governance,statliga bolag},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Självreglering eller lagstiftning? På området CSR},
  year         = {2009},
}