Corporate social responsibility domains and related activities in Nepalese companies

Dev Raj Adhikari (Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal)
Dhruba Kumar Gautam (Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and Department of Management, Nepalese Academy of Management, Kathmandu, Nepal)
Manoj Kumar Chaudhari (Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Publication date: 14 November 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to assess the corporate social responsibility (CSR) domains in Nepalese companies and explain the active CSR activities related to concerned domain.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is descriptive and is based on a review of previous research findings and focus group discussion.

Findings

It has three major findings. First, there is a gradual shift from philanthropic domain of CSR to the economic domain. Second, a number of CSR activities have emerged from within the domains. Finally, some of the CSR intents are even linked to the Millennium Development Goals of the country.

Research limitations/implications

This study is mainly based on qualitative analysis (focus group discussions) of the participants in three different discussion programs.

Practical implications

This paper is useful to academicians and companies seeking to understand what kind of CSR activities are undergoing in Nepalese companies in different domains.

Originality/value

This is perhaps the very first investigation of its kind in the Nepalese context.

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Citation

Adhikari, D., Gautam, D. and Chaudhari, M. (2016), "Corporate social responsibility domains and related activities in Nepalese companies", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 58 No. 6, pp. 673-684. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLMA-08-2015-0044

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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