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Sudan Working Paper | 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility in Islamic Economies – the Case of Sudan

Introduction Since the 1950s, there has been a growing international awareness of the need for business organizations to commit to a social role that goes beyond the sole objective of profit...
Ahmed Elhassab Omer Elhassab and Abdelmageed Mohammed Yahya (Dilling University) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:1) 16 p.
Book Chapter | 2013

CSR and Reputation Building in Syria: Contextualizing the 'Business Case'

The business case for CSR refers to the idea that companies should adopt socially respon­sible practices out of self-interest. This article critically discusses the use of the business case argument...
Kjetil Selvik (2013)
in Hertog, S., Luciani, G. & Valeri, M.: Business Politics in the Middle East. London: Hurst & Co pp. 133-158
Journal Article | 2013

Business and Social Responsibility in the Arab World: The Zakat vs. CSR models in Syria and Dubai

The article explores the promotion and reception of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Arab world, taking Syria and Dubai as "most different" case studies. It observes that government-connected organizations...
Kjetil Selvik (2013)
in Comparative Sociology vol. 12 no. 1 pp. 95-123
Journal Article | 2012

Human rights and positive corporate duties: The importance of corporate state interaction

While it is commonly accepted that corporations have negative duties to respect human rights, the question of whether rights also imply positive duties for corporations is contentious. The recent reports...
Ivar Kolstad (2012)
in Business Ethics: A European Review
Book Chapter | 2012

Assigned corporate social responsibility in a rentier state: The case of Angola

What responsibilities do oil companies in Angola have to improve the situation of the Angolan population? Standard corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects have little effect where the rents from natural...
Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2012)
in Päivi Lujala and Siri Aas Rustad : High-value natural resources and post-conflict peacebuilding . Oxford: Earthscan pp. 147-154
Journal Article | 2010

Multinational corporations and host country institutions: A case study of CSR activities in Angola

While institutions are important for economic development, particularly in resource rich countries, the interaction between multinational corporations and host country institutions is not well understood. This article presents an in-depth...
Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2010)
in International Business Review vol. 19 no. 2 pp. 178-190
Journal Article | 2009

Human rights and assigned duties: Implications for corporations

Human rights imply duties. The question is, duties for whom? Without a well-defined scheme for assigning duties correlative to human rights, these rights remain illusory. This paper develops core elements...
Ivar Kolstad (2009)
in Human Rights Review vol. 10 no. 4 pp. 569-582
Report in External Series | 2009

Natural resource wealth, conflict, and peacebuilding

What connections exist between natural resource wealth and violent conflict? What do such connections imply for policies to build peace in resource-rich areas? This synthesis takes stock of what social...
Ingrid Samset (2009)
New York: Program on States and Security, Graduate Center, City University of New York (Synthesis Series) 11 p.
CMI Report | 2008

Hvordan gjøre gode ting bedre? Norske bedrifters CSR aktiviteter i utviklingsland

Norske bedrifter opererer i en rekke utviklingsland, hvor problemer med fattigdom, dårlig styresett og brudd på menneskerettigheter ofte er store. Når man går inn i denne typen land, stilles man...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, Heidi Larsen (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 4) 54 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2007

Human Rights and Assigned Duties: Implications for Corporations

Human rights imply duties. The question is, duties for whom? Without a well-defined scheme for assigning duties correlative to human rights, these rights remain illusory. This paper develops core elements...
Ivar Kolstad (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2007: 7) 10 p.
Book Chapter | 2007

Por que as empresas não deviam sempre maximizar os lucros

Apesar de a responsabilidade social empresarial (RSE) estar na agenda de muitas das grandes empresas, os administradores executivos ainda defendem largamente o ponto de vista de que as empresas deviam...
Ivar Kolstad (2007)
in Kolstad, I., Wiig, A. e de Andrade, V. P. (Eds.): Ética de negócio - Compêndio para ser usado no ensino da ética de negócio na Universidade Católica de Angola (UCAN). Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 77-91
Journal Article | 2007

Why firms should not always maximize profits

Though corporate social responsibility (CSR) is on the agenda of most major corporations, corporate executives still largely support the view that corporations should maximize the returns to their owners. There...
Ivar Kolstad (2007)
in Journal of Business Ethics vol. 76 no. 2 pp. 137-145
CMI Brief | 2007

Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations

The question of corporate responsibility in poor and undemocratic countries, has been addressed by a CMI strategic institute programme (SIP) entitled "Business ethics for multinational corporations in developing countries". The...
Ivar Kolstad (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2006

Socio-economic Effects of Gold Mining in Mali. A Study of the Sadiola and Morila Mining Operations

In the last decade Mali has experienced a gold boom. Today Mali is Africa's third largest producer of gold and has one of the world's most gold-dependent economies. This study...
Eyolf Jul-Larsen, Bréhima Kassibo, Siri Lange and Ingrid Samset (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 4) 71 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2006

Why Firms should not always Maximize Profits

Though corporate social responsibility (CSR) is on the agenda of most major corporations, corporate executives still largely support the view that corporations should maximize the returns to their owners. There...
Ivar Kolstad (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2006: 11) 7 p.
CMI Report | 2006

Benefit Streams from Mining in Tanzania: Case Studies from Geita and Mererani

Tanzania is a 'new' mining country, and foreign investment in the mining sector has caused controversies. Government revenues from mining increased from 2 million US$ in 1998 to 36 million...
Siri Lange (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 11) 54 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2005

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Angolan Oil Industry

What are the responsibility of oil companies in resource rich countries? Do they take these responsibilities? Based on a utilitarian perspective and theories of the resource curse, we discuss the oil companies'...
Arne Wiig (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2005: 8) 29 p.
CMI Report | 2004

Selskapers sosiale ansvarlighet. En teoretisk analyse og empirisk undersøkelse av bedrifter i Malaysia

Myndigheter, internasjonale organisasjoner og frivillige organisasjoner ser på selskapers sosiale ansvarlighet (SSA) som et effektivt virkemiddel til å nå samfunnsmessige mål, som for eksempel vern av naturmiljø, fattigdomsbekjempelse og bedring...
Arild Spissøy (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 7) 66 p. (In Norwegian only)