Welcome to the CSR Issues Blog! The posts in this blog are the personal reflections of a graduate student in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University.
For my final blog post I take a look at China General Nuclear (CGN) and its CSR efforts in a country that we examined this week in our readings on CSR in different cultural contexts — Namibia. CGN was featured in a New York Times Magazine article this week about the Chinese corporate presence in … Continue reading CSR as a New Form of Colonialism? China General Nuclear in Namibia
Wal-Mart is a very controversial multinational corporation (MNC). Over the years, it has been accused of being the cause of many social and economic problems such as the defeat of local small businesses, poor compensation of its employees, price manipulation, anti-union practices, bribery and corruption (Sethi, 2014). One could think of Wal-Mart as the “anti-CSR” … Continue reading Walmart, CSR, Social Justice and Profit Making
IKEA is the world’s largest, multinational, flat-pack home furnishing retail chain. It operates over 300 stores in 48 countries worldwide. IKEA’s highly successful business model is based on low prices, which it achieves by directly controlling strategic resources (e.g., wood, labor) through a large network of suppliers, many of whom are located in developing countries. … Continue reading IKEA’s Road to CSR
In this blog post, I look at how the Ikea Group (IKEA) designs its CSR policies, communicates those policies to its stakeholders, and how that has changed over time