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Emerging Corporate Social Responsibility: Regional Cooperatives in Sweden
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration. (ICM)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9080-2629
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3258-0671
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This study analyses how Cooperative Enterprises approach Corporate Social Responsibility to meet demands from members and other stakeholders. Semi-structured interviews with four managing directors were used to collect qualitative data for a case study of four regional consumer cooperative enterprises in Sweden. The findings show Cooperative Enterprises need a dynamic use of Corporate Social Responsibility approaches in fulfilling social obligations to meet contextual requirements. To legitimate their business cooperative enterprises respond to member demands, proactively invest in collaborations with local and global stakeholders, and transfer responsibilities by putting pressure on others. The research contributes to the literature by showing that the complexity of Corporate Social Responsibility as practised, requires the emergence of collaborative responsibilities. We suggest that in the changing global world collaborations can be an effective instrument for managers to make Cooperative Enterprises visible and transparent, and contribute to sustainable development.

 

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2010.
Keywords [en]
Corporate Social Responsibility, Cooperative Enterprise, Local, Global, Collaboration, Sweden.
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13148OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-13148DiVA, id: diva2:559149
Conference
17th World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, 11-17 July 2010, Sociology of the move, Göteborg, Sweden.
Available from: 2012-10-08 Created: 2012-10-08 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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