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dc.contributor.authorFilosof, Jana
dc.contributor.authorHollinshead, Graham
dc.contributor.authorKurinko, Rostislav
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-30T11:00:43Z
dc.date.available2012-07-30T11:00:43Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationFilosof , J , Hollinshead , G & Kurinko , R 2012 ' Corporate social responsibility in Ukraine : cynical utilitarianism or Aristotelian 'Common Good'? ' UH Business School Working Paper , University of Hertfordshire , pp. 21 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 958118
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84866745467
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/8739
dc.description.abstractCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been researched extensively in Western Europe (Steurer and Konrad, 2009), and to some extent in Central and Eastern Europe (e.g. Furrer et al., 2010). Empirical research in the former USSR, however, has been limited. This paper aims to address this deficiency, presenting the results of a study of CSR drivers in Ukraine. We conducted 19 semi-structured interviews with managers, NGO representatives and academics in Ukraine. Our preliminary findings suggest that CSR adopters in Ukraine tend to fall into two main categories. Following Garriga and Melé’s (2004) typology, we discern a group that takes a predominantly utilitarian approach to defining its social obligations, adopting CSR practices in response to actual and perceived external demands. Such organisations tend to be newer (post-USSR era) companies, and/or those whose clients and investors are located mainly abroad. The second type consists of more locally embedded concerns, whose owners and managers adopt a predominantly normative approach to CSR, adhering to practices that originated in the Soviet period, whilst striving for economic viability in a new era of market orientation. Our study casts light on the divergent paths taken by organizations in a distinctive transitional setting in order to gain social and economic legitimacy.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesUH Business School Working Paper
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dc.titleCorporate social responsibility in Ukraine : cynical utilitarianism or Aristotelian 'Common Good'?en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Management, Leadership and Organisation
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Economy and Business Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionWork and Employment Research Unit
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dcterms.dateAccepted2012
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