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Non-governmental organizations and Multinational companies views on Corporate Social Responsibility - Different agendas within the same discourse of ecological modernization.

Nilsson, Louise LU (2011) HEKM10 20111
Human Ecology
Abstract
For the last few decades, economic globalization has enabled the expansion of business activities around the world. This has led to important changes in the structure of international society. Non-governmental actors, business enterprises in particular, have gained political influence in the global political agenda. Corporate Social Responsibility appears in this context of economic globalization when companies take on the role of the states and their tasks.

The purpose of this thesis is to understand how various actors such as non-governmental organizations and multinational companies, with very different agendas – political and profit driven – conceptualize and debate corporate social responsibility. This study investigates with the... (More)
For the last few decades, economic globalization has enabled the expansion of business activities around the world. This has led to important changes in the structure of international society. Non-governmental actors, business enterprises in particular, have gained political influence in the global political agenda. Corporate Social Responsibility appears in this context of economic globalization when companies take on the role of the states and their tasks.

The purpose of this thesis is to understand how various actors such as non-governmental organizations and multinational companies, with very different agendas – political and profit driven – conceptualize and debate corporate social responsibility. This study investigates with the help of five questions how Amnesty International and Shell conceptualize and debate corporate social responsibility connected to the examples of oil spills, disposal of waste and gas flaring in the Niger Delta. The results show that the dissimilarities in answers are due to the actors’ different agendas. However since Amnesty International and Shell both are operating within one and the same environmental discourse -ecological modernization – do they also share some basic assumptions and agree upon the same main principles. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Louise LU
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organization
alternative title
A study of how Amnesty International and Shell conceptualize and debate Corporate Social Responsibility connected to oil extractions in the Niger Delta.
course
HEKM10 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Corporate Social Responsibility, Ecological Modernization, Amnesty International, Shell, Neoliberalism, Discourse.
language
English
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1961806
date added to LUP
2011-09-07 14:44:18
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2011-09-07 14:44:18
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  abstract     = {For the last few decades, economic globalization has enabled the expansion of business activities around the world. This has led to important changes in the structure of international society. Non-governmental actors, business enterprises in particular, have gained political influence in the global political agenda. Corporate Social Responsibility appears in this context of economic globalization when companies take on the role of the states and their tasks.

The purpose of this thesis is to understand how various actors such as non-governmental organizations and multinational companies, with very different agendas – political and profit driven – conceptualize and debate corporate social responsibility. This study investigates with the help of five questions how Amnesty International and Shell conceptualize and debate corporate social responsibility connected to the examples of oil spills, disposal of waste and gas flaring in the Niger Delta. The results show that the dissimilarities in answers are due to the actors’ different agendas. However since Amnesty International and Shell both are operating within one and the same environmental discourse -ecological modernization – do they also share some basic assumptions and agree upon the same main principles.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Louise},
  keyword      = {Corporate Social Responsibility,Ecological Modernization,Amnesty International,Shell,Neoliberalism,Discourse.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Non-governmental organizations and Multinational companies views on Corporate Social Responsibility - Different agendas within the same discourse of ecological modernization.},
  year         = {2011},
}