CSR og institutionelle forhold

Emilie Levin Træsborg

Student thesis: Termpaper


This paper encompasses an analysis of the institutional conditions that must be present in a developing country to ensure that corporations with greatest likelihood operate in a socially responsible manner and comply with their CSR-policy. On the basis of John L. Campbell’s article ’Institutional Analysis and the Paradox of Corporate Social Responsibility’, the paper highlights the institutional conditions Campbell lacks to consider among his six propositions when regarded in the perspective of a developing country. By analysis of the current case, ‘ The Institutional conditions in Uganda’ and Campbell’s propositions, the differences in the institutional conditions that must be present, whether the context is one of a developed country or a developing country, are discussed. The main theory used in the paper is Campbell’s institutional theory; however, this is at times complimented by the paper’s theory of science, Parson’s system theory. Qua the paper’s reasoning principle, abduction, the paper does not intend to derive general conclusions from a single case. On the contrary it recognizes that the additional propositions not are definitive. However, it is still highly relevant to elucidate, discuss and supplement the insufficiencies in Campbell’s propositions, just as the conclusion of the paper can contribute to the general debate on development.

EducationsInternational Development Studies, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
Publication date18 Dec 2012
SupervisorsLone Risgaard


  • institutioner
  • CSR