CSR og institutionelle forhold i Indien

Emilie Levin Træsborg

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper encompasses an analysis of the institutional conditions that, according to the institutional theorist John L. Campbell, must be present in a society to ensure that corporations are likely to operate in a socially responsible manner. The dominating trend within CSR-theory is that it based on certain conditions present in the industrialized part of the world and on mechanisms associated with western societies. Therefore this paper seeks to examine if these conditions, which Campbell predict should be present to ensure corporate responsible behavior, also exist in India. India is a relevant country for the purpose of illustration to due to the large part of CSR-policies focusing on the third world and in particular due to the large part of MNC’s operating in India. The analysis is build on Campbell’s theory and three articles CSR in India. Hereby the paper aims to illustrate that Campbell’s theory mistakenly focuses on institutional conditions in the industrialized part of the world. The paper's conclusive aim is to elucidate how the conditions in Campbell’s theory, and in most CSR-theory in general, are not universal. The overall purpose with this paper is not to draw definitive conclusions, but merely to shed light on the discourse in CSR-theory.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 mar. 2013
VejledereLone Riisgaard


  • CSR, institutionelle forhold, Indien