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Corporate social responsibility, economic globalization and developing countries: a case study of the ready made garments industry in Bangladesh

Haque, Mohammed Ziaul and Azmat, Fara 2015, Corporate social responsibility, economic globalization and developing countries: a case study of the ready made garments industry in Bangladesh, Sustainability accounting, management and policy journal, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 166-189, doi: 10.1108/SAMPJ-04-2014-0028.

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Title Corporate social responsibility, economic globalization and developing countries: a case study of the ready made garments industry in Bangladesh
Author(s) Haque, Mohammed Ziaul
Azmat, Fara
Journal name Sustainability accounting, management and policy journal
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page 166
End page 189
Total pages 24
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2040-8021
2040-803X
Keyword(s) Bangladesh
Corporate social responsibility
Developing countries
Economic globalization
Ready-made garments
Summary Purpose – This paper aims to examine the state of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in labour-intensive industries in developing countries in the context of economic globalization. Using the ready-made garments’ (RMG) industry in Bangladesh as a case study, challenges and key issues relating to CSR are highlighted. Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws from the review of existing literature, and the content analysis of two leading newspapers in Bangladesh for a period of one year (July 2012-June 2013) to identify the key and contemporary issues related to CSR in the RMG industry. Findings – Findings identify the contemporary issues of concerns associated with CSR in the RMG industry, relating them to the debate on the applicability of Carroll’s CSR pyramid to developing countries. The findings suggest that non-compliance of CSR in labour-intensive industries is a function of the nature of economic globalization. The need for a stakeholder approach towards CSR for the profitability and sustainability of this industry is also highlighted. Practical implications – This paper makes contributions to two different but important interrelated discourses on CSR and economic globalization. It also provides insights into the complexity involved in CSR in labour-based export industries in developing countries and acts as a springboard for further research. Originality/value – The paper is the first to look at all major issues of concern regarding CSR in theRMG industry in Bangladesh. As Bangladesh is an exemplar of developing countries andRMGis a typical starter industry, the findings are generalizable to similar industries in other developing countries.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/SAMPJ-04-2014-0028
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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