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An Increase in Cooperation between the Public and the Private Sectors: an example of Corporate Social Responsibility as a part of Welfare Mixes in Russia and in Sweden

Kravtcova, Elena LU (2012) WPMM42 20121
Sociology
Abstract
Nowadays the private sector tends to increase its engagement into social and environmental issues and cooperate with the public organizations in order to contribute to the development of the societies where the companies operate and also mitigate the environmental damages incurred by industry. The increase in social responsibility by private firms is generally articulated by and pursued through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies. The procedures, objectives and scope of such policies differ from corporation to corporation and from country to country.
This thesis employs a functionalist theoretical approach and considers structural differentiation within societies, as indicated by their respective level of development,... (More)
Nowadays the private sector tends to increase its engagement into social and environmental issues and cooperate with the public organizations in order to contribute to the development of the societies where the companies operate and also mitigate the environmental damages incurred by industry. The increase in social responsibility by private firms is generally articulated by and pursued through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies. The procedures, objectives and scope of such policies differ from corporation to corporation and from country to country.
This thesis employs a functionalist theoretical approach and considers structural differentiation within societies, as indicated by their respective level of development, which is crucial to the advancement of CSR. Sweden is used as an example of an advanced developed country with a high level of social responsibility widely accepted by private corporations. By contrast, in Russia, which is still going through an economically and politically unstable phase of development, some international corporations struggle to implement their established CSR policies. This thesis approaches the concept of social responsibility within the private corporate context as a new form of a welfare mix and aims at considering the nature of the social problems where the private corporation can make a contribution.
The aim of this thesis is to analyze how CSR contributes to solving social problems in Sweden and Russia. Swedish society is more differentiated in terms of the functionalist paradigm, meaning that its economic and political systems function in a relatively clear and stable manner. The thesis concludes by using Sweden’s corporations as a benchmark for the development of more effective CSR models and procedures within the Russian private sector. (Less)
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author
Kravtcova, Elena LU
supervisor
organization
course
WPMM42 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
mixed economy of welfare, corporate social responsibility (CSR), structural functionalism, private sector contributions to society
language
English
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2970820
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2012-09-28 07:59:15
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  abstract     = {Nowadays the private sector tends to increase its engagement into social and environmental issues and cooperate with the public organizations in order to contribute to the development of the societies where the companies operate and also mitigate the environmental damages incurred by industry. The increase in social responsibility by private firms is generally articulated by and pursued through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies. The procedures, objectives and scope of such policies differ from corporation to corporation and from country to country.
This thesis employs a functionalist theoretical approach and considers structural differentiation within societies, as indicated by their respective level of development, which is crucial to the advancement of CSR. Sweden is used as an example of an advanced developed country with a high level of social responsibility widely accepted by private corporations. By contrast, in Russia, which is still going through an economically and politically unstable phase of development, some international corporations struggle to implement their established CSR policies. This thesis approaches the concept of social responsibility within the private corporate context as a new form of a welfare mix and aims at considering the nature of the social problems where the private corporation can make a contribution. 
The aim of this thesis is to analyze how CSR contributes to solving social problems in Sweden and Russia. Swedish society is more differentiated in terms of the functionalist paradigm, meaning that its economic and political systems function in a relatively clear and stable manner. The thesis concludes by using Sweden’s corporations as a benchmark for the development of more effective CSR models and procedures within the Russian private sector.},
  author       = {Kravtcova, Elena},
  keyword      = {mixed economy of welfare,corporate social responsibility (CSR),structural functionalism,private sector contributions to society},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {An Increase in Cooperation between the Public and the Private Sectors: an example of Corporate Social Responsibility as a part of Welfare Mixes in Russia and in Sweden},
  year         = {2012},
}