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The case of CSR and irresponsible management practices

Ruchi K. Tyagi (Department of Management, RGGI, Mahamaya Technical University, Meerut, India)
Nijolė Vasiljevienė (Department of Management, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Competitiveness Review

ISSN: 1059-5422

Article publication date: 26 July 2013




The purpose of this paper is to analyse how the government, Lelija management and society realized the fact that being a global organization unethical labor practices will reflect badly on human resources management, the company, and the reputation of the country as a whole.


In the analysis of social facts, knowledge also consists of already existing ethical norms and values derived from practice, definitely designated, explicitly articulated and unambiguously evaluated. It especially applies to business, professional, and organizational practice. In case analyses, the authors usually deal with events that are presented from a certain viewpoint. However, it is essential to follow the objectivized knowledge and articulated standards. As it will be discussed later, the major parts of information sources for the Lelija's case are competing daily newspapers of Lithuania, their web sites.


Social realities associated with employment are relations between employers and employees, a labor agreement, working conditions, tasks and compensation for its fulfilment. Irrespective of contradictions of the subjective interests and opinions that accompanied the reality of poor working conditions at Lelija, media outlets have provided a verifiable information about violations of labor laws and payment of fines as restitution.


The present case is prepared for classroom teaching since resort to the journalist material is not very suitable for investigative analysis of cases. It is important to distinguish between facts, evaluation and real circumstances where the facts emerged. This factor is well taken care by the authors while preparing the case.



Tyagi, R.K. and Vasiljevienė, N. (2013), "The case of CSR and irresponsible management practices", Competitiveness Review, Vol. 23 No. 4/5, pp. 372-383.



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