For each of these four countries, we will provide an overview of the extent to which CSR has become a part of the academic community and also how it is being practiced and incorporated in everyday management affairs. We will see that there are very significant differences among these countries which lead to the natural question: why? To answer this question, we will use an eight-part analytical framework developed specifically for this purpose. We will look at the history, the dominant religious beliefs, the relevant social customs, the geography, the political structures, the level of economic development, civil society institutions, and the “safety net” of each country. As a result of this analysis, we believe, academicians can learn how CSR is absorbed and spread into commercial affairs, and managers can profit from learning more about what to expect when doing business in this increasingly important region.
The author Juelin Yin would like to acknowledge the support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71672146, 71202025, 71573213) and Research Development Fund of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (RDF-15-02-51) during the writing of this chapter.
Davidson, D.K., Tanimoto, K., Jun, L.G., Taneja, S., Taneja, P.K. and Yin, J. (2018), "Corporate Social Responsibility across Asia: A Review of Four Countries", Corporate Social Responsibility (Business and Society 360, Vol. 2), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 73-132. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2514-175920180000002003Download as .RIS
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