Exploring the role of CSR as national responsibility

Kamal Al Yammahi (University of Wollongong – Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Mohan Guruswamy (University of Wollongong – Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Journal of Global Responsibility

ISSN: 2041-2568

Publication date: 8 May 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to consolidate the constructs of national responsibility (NR) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the context of corporate responsibilities. The paper traces the historical evolution of the concepts of NR and CSR with a discussion on bridging CSR with NR. The aim of this paper is to develop an understanding of the potential of CSR to support NR.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper reviews the historical evolution of the CSR and NR concepts to identify how CSR can be integrated and focused towards supporting NR.

Findings

NR needs partnership and support from the corporate and commercial world to direct its efforts towards effective implementation of CSR to ensure NR.

Practical implications

The paper offers the implications for the development of a powerful CSR, its relation with NR and how the linkage should be developed at an organizational level.

Originality/value

This research paper fulfils the need to study the role of CSR in supporting the NR at a corporate level.

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Citation

Al Yammahi, K. and Guruswamy, M. (2017), "Exploring the role of CSR as national responsibility", Journal of Global Responsibility, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 34-46. https://doi.org/10.1108/JGR-11-2016-0033

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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