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Can business make decisive contributions to development? Towards a research agenda on corporate citizenship and beyond

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dc.contributor.author Hamann R. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-01T16:31:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-01T16:31:33Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation Development Southern Africa en
dc.identifier.citation 23 en
dc.identifier.citation 2 en
dc.identifier.issn 0376835X en
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/03768350600707587 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/7332
dc.description.abstract This introductory article considers the increasingly prominent expectation that business can and will make a significant contribution to sustainable development under the banner of corporate citizenship or related terms. It suggests a research agenda that questions the underlying assumptions of this discourse and addresses some of the practicalities of enhancing the business contribution to development, with a focus on southern Africa. The suggested key research themes acknowledge the complexity and contradictions in current debates and expand the corporate citizenship agenda to embrace the possibility of more fundamental and systemic changes. These themes are (1) relating corporate citizenship to the southern African context; (2) the scope for innovative business opportunities and a new purpose for business; (3) the drivers and enabling conditions for corporate citizenship; (4) implementing corporate citizenship; and (5) measuring and monitoring the impacts of corporate citizenship efforts. The article cautions against too much optimism or excessive reliance on business contributions to development and it emphasises the need and opportunity for investigating the many open questions introduced here and in the articles in this special issue. © 2006 Development Bank of Southern Africa. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject citizenship; corporate strategy; sustainable development; Africa; Southern Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.title Can business make decisive contributions to development? Towards a research agenda on corporate citizenship and beyond en
dc.type Article en


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