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CSR in Commercial Banks - Comparison of the U.S and Swedish Market

Degirmencioglu, Cigdem and Amin, Tushar (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The overall objective of this thesis was to investigate how CSR is approached by commercial banks in the U.S and Sweden respectively. We have therefore made a comparative analysis of the national differences in terms of CSR. This research was done by introducing and identifying dimensions that affect the CSR practices in each country. These dimensions have been analyzed based on the national business systems to comprehend the reasons of distinctiveness of CSR practises in different nations with focusing on the question “whether the CSR is more global than national”. Secondly, we have done an empirical analysis of four commercial banks - Citigroup, Bank of America, Nordea and Handelsbanken. Their CSR approach has been evaluated against... (More)
The overall objective of this thesis was to investigate how CSR is approached by commercial banks in the U.S and Sweden respectively. We have therefore made a comparative analysis of the national differences in terms of CSR. This research was done by introducing and identifying dimensions that affect the CSR practices in each country. These dimensions have been analyzed based on the national business systems to comprehend the reasons of distinctiveness of CSR practises in different nations with focusing on the question “whether the CSR is more global than national”. Secondly, we have done an empirical analysis of four commercial banks - Citigroup, Bank of America, Nordea and Handelsbanken. Their CSR approach has been evaluated against Carroll‟s CSR pyramid. The focus was whether there are any differences in CSR practices between commercial banks in different countries, what CSR policies and strategies these chosen banks implement in their business operations and how different national business system impact on application of CSR for commercial banks. The theoretical framework was applied in a way to understand from what perspective our banks apply CSR in their practise. (Less)
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author
Degirmencioglu, Cigdem and Amin, Tushar
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Carroll’s CSR Model, Commercial Banks, Corporate Social Responsibility, National Business System Approach, Risk Management, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
2200086
date added to LUP
2011-05-31
date last changed
2012-04-02 19:14:06
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  abstract     = {The overall objective of this thesis was to investigate how CSR is approached by commercial banks in the U.S and Sweden respectively. We have therefore made a comparative analysis of the national differences in terms of CSR. This research was done by introducing and identifying dimensions that affect the CSR practices in each country. These dimensions have been analyzed based on the national business systems to comprehend the reasons of distinctiveness of CSR practises in different nations with focusing on the question “whether the CSR is more global than national”. Secondly, we have done an empirical analysis of four commercial banks - Citigroup, Bank of America, Nordea and Handelsbanken. Their CSR approach has been evaluated against Carroll‟s CSR pyramid. The focus was whether there are any differences in CSR practices between commercial banks in different countries, what CSR policies and strategies these chosen banks implement in their business operations and how different national business system impact on application of CSR for commercial banks. The theoretical framework was applied in a way to understand from what perspective our banks apply CSR in their practise.},
  author       = {Degirmencioglu, Cigdem and Amin, Tushar},
  keyword      = {Carroll’s CSR Model,Commercial Banks,Corporate Social Responsibility,National Business System Approach,Risk Management,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {CSR in Commercial Banks - Comparison of the U.S and Swedish Market},
  year         = {2011},
}