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Framing Corporate Social Responsibility in the Chemical Industry

Åkerberg, Frida LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been around for many years and has been viewed in different forms, aspects and by different actors because of the ever changing society. In 1984 a terrible incidence happened when a leaking chemical by the name of methyl isocyanate (MIC) was leaking in and outside of the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) Pesticide Plant in Bhopal, India. This thesis will describe the disaster as being an external shock of creating an enriched concept of CSR when placed in the context of the chemical industry. By using framing theory by Chong & Druckman, Goffman, and Schön & Rein, it is possible to frame CSR with using the CSR layers by Carroll as guidance. A massive chemical disaster as Bhopal can,... (More)
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been around for many years and has been viewed in different forms, aspects and by different actors because of the ever changing society. In 1984 a terrible incidence happened when a leaking chemical by the name of methyl isocyanate (MIC) was leaking in and outside of the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) Pesticide Plant in Bhopal, India. This thesis will describe the disaster as being an external shock of creating an enriched concept of CSR when placed in the context of the chemical industry. By using framing theory by Chong & Druckman, Goffman, and Schön & Rein, it is possible to frame CSR with using the CSR layers by Carroll as guidance. A massive chemical disaster as Bhopal can, in fact, happen today. However, chemical regulations as Responsible Care and product stewardship that emerged after 1984, to satisfy the economic responsibility layer of chemical companies, combined with the CSR-risk that companies are aware of, have made this unlikely. (Less)
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author
Åkerberg, Frida LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Bhopal Disaster
course
STVK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Product Stewardship., Responsible Care, Conceptual Stretching, Framing Theory, CSR
language
English
id
3357948
date added to LUP
2013-02-25 09:39:37
date last changed
2013-02-25 09:39:37
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  abstract     = {The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been around for many years and has been viewed in different forms, aspects and by different actors because of the ever changing society. In 1984 a terrible incidence happened when a leaking chemical by the name of methyl isocyanate (MIC) was leaking in and outside of the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) Pesticide Plant in Bhopal, India. This thesis will describe the disaster as being an external shock of creating an enriched concept of CSR when placed in the context of the chemical industry. By using framing theory by Chong & Druckman, Goffman, and Schön & Rein, it is possible to frame CSR with using the CSR layers by Carroll as guidance. A massive chemical disaster as Bhopal can, in fact, happen today. However, chemical regulations as Responsible Care and product stewardship that emerged after 1984, to satisfy the economic responsibility layer of chemical companies, combined with the CSR-risk that companies are aware of, have made this unlikely.},
  author       = {Åkerberg, Frida},
  keyword      = {Product Stewardship.,Responsible Care,Conceptual Stretching,Framing Theory,CSR},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Framing Corporate Social Responsibility in the Chemical Industry},
  year         = {2013},
}