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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: December 2019

1 - Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Markets: Institutions, Actors and Sustainable Development


The chapter sets the stage for the book. It defines the mission, central questions and scope of the book and summarises the content of the other chapters. The chapter shows that the differences between CSR orientations in more advanced countries and developing and emerging economies can be explained by the institutional model. the peculiar institutional contexts of the developing and emerging markets present both challenges and opportunities for CSR, especially as a mechanism for advancing sustainable development.