Examining the corporate social responsibility orientation in developing countries: An empirical investigation of the Carroll's CSR pyramid

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dc.contributor.author Ehie, Ike C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-30T21:49:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-30T21:49:14Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/38389
dc.description Citation: Ehie, I. C. (2016). Examining the corporate social responsibility orientation in developing countries: An empirical investigation of the Carroll's CSR pyramid. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 11(1), 1-20. doi:10.1504/IJBGE.2016.076337
dc.description.abstract We investigate the seminal Carroll's corporate social responsibility (CSR) hierarchy using a sample from Nigerian companies. Carroll (1991) outlined four major components of CSR in a cumulative framework with economic responsibilities at the base and philanthropic responsibilities at the top of the pyramid with the legal and ethical components in between. The relevance of Carroll's CSR pyramid in the African context has been questioned and the need for an empirical study on the appropriateness of the CSR pyramid in Africa has been called for. This study is in response to this call to empirically test the relevance of the Carroll's CSR pyramid in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The study also tests the proposition that CSR is viewed through the lens of philanthropy in Africa. The findings empirically validate Visser's (2006) proposition that the philanthropic component weighs heavier than both the legal and ethical components of the CSR pyramid. The results provide a basis for the reliance on corporate philanthropy and guide CSR managers in sub-Saharan Africa in understanding the orientation that would lead to a more effective CSR implementation. Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBGE.2016.076337
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dc.subject Corporate Philanthropy
dc.subject Csr Orientation
dc.subject Csr Pyramid
dc.subject Developing Country
dc.subject Ssa
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa
dc.title Examining the corporate social responsibility orientation in developing countries: An empirical investigation of the Carroll's CSR pyramid
dc.type Article
dc.date.published 2016
dc.citation.doi 10.1504/IJBGE.2016.076337
dc.citation.issn 1477-9048
dc.citation.issue 1
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
dc.citation.spage 42755
dc.citation.volume 11
dc.description.embargo 2017-06
dc.contributor.authoreid iehie
dc.contributor.kstate Ehie, Ike C.


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