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Publication date: 17 December 2021

Oyindamola Abiola Ajayi and Tsietsi Mmutle

The purpose of this paper is to explore how the communication of corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributes towards a favourable corporate reputation. It explores…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore how the communication of corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributes towards a favourable corporate reputation. It explores the communication strategies and channels organisations deemed reputable by stakeholders use to achieve an effective CSR communication.

Design/methodology/approach

To achieve this, a qualitative content analysis using the directed approach was conducted on the textual CSR communication materials of ten reputable organisations in South Africa based on the 2018 South Africa Reptrak survey.

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Result showed that seven out of ten organisations use both self-serving and society-serving motive in their CSR communication, while the other 3 use only the society serving motive. The informing strategy was also more evident in the CSR communication materials than the interactive strategy. In terms of the communication channels, the study found that organisations mainly utilise controlled channels for CSR communication.

Originality/value

The literature reviewed and the findings of this study reveal a gap between the theory and practice of CSR communication. This drives the need for organisations to research and tailor CSR communication based on stakeholders' unique characteristics and preferences. The paper also contributes to improving the knowledge on the role different CSR communication strategies and channels play in CSR communication.

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Corporate Communications: An International Journal, vol. 26 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-3289

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Publication date: 9 September 2021

Clinton Free and Angela Hecimovic

Through its impact on both demand and supply, the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has profoundly disrupted supply chains throughout the world. The…

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Through its impact on both demand and supply, the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has profoundly disrupted supply chains throughout the world. The purpose of this paper is to explore the underlying drivers of the supply chain vulnerability exposed by COVID-19 and considers potential future directions for global supply.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper adopts a case study approach, reviewing the automotive manufacturing sector in Australia to illustrate how neoliberal globalisation policy settings have shifted large tracts of manufacturing from the global north to the global south.

Findings

The authors demonstrate the way that neoliberal globalisation policies, facilitated by certain accounting rhetorics and technologies, have consolidated manufacturing in China and Southeast Asia in ways that embed vulnerabilities in global supply chains. The authors present three scenarios for post-COVID-19 supply chains and the accounting techniques likely to garner stronger attention as a result of the pandemic.

Research limitations/implications

The paper illustrates how certain accounting rhetorics and technologies facilitate neoliberal globalisation, embedding supply chain vulnerability that has been exposed by COVID-19. It also suggests how supply chain accounting may develop more robust supply chains in a post-COVID-19 world and sets out an agenda for future research in this area.

Practical implications

A number of practical supply chain accounting and planning technologies are suggested to facilitate more robust supply chains.

Originality/value

This paper draws attention to the neoliberal globalisation policies that have shaped global supply chains as well as how COVID-19, in concert with other geopolitical trajectories, may represent a watershed moment for global supply chains.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 1 October 2004

John Goodier

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Reference Reviews, vol. 18 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 24 January 2011

Ming Li, Ying Wang and William H. Mobley

Our passion for global management has remained steadfast. In this volume, questions about global mindset, cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and leadership for…

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Our passion for global management has remained steadfast. In this volume, questions about global mindset, cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and leadership for global virtual teams at the time of financial crisis have been asked and some answers given.

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Advances in Global Leadership
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-85724-468-0

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Publication date: 1 January 2008

Sengun Yeniyurt

One of the main research themes reoccurring in our research projects is the globalization process of a company. It is now well documented that a company's globalization…

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One of the main research themes reoccurring in our research projects is the globalization process of a company. It is now well documented that a company's globalization occurs gradually, as firms gain international experience and expand their operations (Johanson & Vahlne, 1990; Townsend, Yeniyurt, & Talay, 2008; Yeniyurt, Townsend, Cavusgil, & Ghauri, 2008). The globalization process is a long and treacherous path that consists of incremental steps towards global rationalization. Usually firms first engage in exporting activities, then establish foreign subsidiaries and engage in strategic partnerships, developing first a regional international presence, gradually evolving into a multi-regional and finally into a global company. We explored the path towards globalization in the context of international marketing alliances (Yeniyurt et al., 2008), new product development (Townsend, Yeniyurt, Deligonul, & Cavusgil, 2004), product launch (Yeniyurt, Townsend, & Talay, 2007), and global brand architecture (Townsend et al., 2008).

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Michigan State University Contributions to International Business and Innovation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84855-440-5

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Advances in Global Leadership
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-138-8

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Publication date: 12 September 2007

Michael A. Hitt, Mansour Javidan and Richard M. Steers

Because of the importance of a global mindset from both a theoretical and a practical point of view, there is need to examine this construct further to understand its…

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Because of the importance of a global mindset from both a theoretical and a practical point of view, there is need to examine this construct further to understand its contents, how it is developed, when and how it should be applied, and what its consequences are. Thus, we invited a select group of scholars to develop chapters on specific aspects of this topic to help build a volume accomplishing these goals. Our aim here was to invite the foremost thinkers and writers on this topic.

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The Global Mindset
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-7623-1402-7

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Publication date: 1 February 2005

Xavier Gilbert and Peter Lorange

In this paper, we consider the ways that global leaders can promote global learning in their companies. Global learning occurs when ideas cross organizational boundaries…

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In this paper, we consider the ways that global leaders can promote global learning in their companies. Global learning occurs when ideas cross organizational boundaries, so that managers in all parts of the company can learn from each other. Through global learning, effective business practices can be identified and spread across the company, insuring that good ideas are adopted, regardless of their origin. These ideas become “global best practices” when they define an idea that can be applied globally, with some local modification if required.

In the first section, we ask four questions to help you determine if your company is prepared for global learning. Answering “yes” means that your company has a global orientation, which provides the foundation for global learning. Second, we present a model of global learning. Third, we suggest ways that you can build the capacity for global learning in your own company.

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Advances in Global Leadership
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-160-6

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Publication date: 12 September 2007

Mansour Javidan, Richard M. Steers and Michael A. Hitt

The authors of the various chapters in this book have approached the concept of global mindset from diverse perspectives and have defined it differently. Levy et al. in…

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The authors of the various chapters in this book have approached the concept of global mindset from diverse perspectives and have defined it differently. Levy et al. in this volume define global mindset as a highly complex cognitive structure distinguished by an openness to and expression of multiple cultural and strategic realities on both global and local levels and the cognitive capacity to moderate and assimilate across this diversity. More specifically, global mindset is typified by three corresponding dimensions: (1) an openness and attentiveness to multiple realms of action and meaning, (2) a complex representation and expression of cultural and strategic dynamics, and (3) a moderation and incorporation of ideals and actions oriented toward both global and local levels (Chapter 1 of this volume). At the core of their definition is the awareness of and openness to multiple realities, meanings, and perspectives.

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The Global Mindset
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-7623-1402-7

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The Impacts of Monetary Policy in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Emerging Economies
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-319-8

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