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Business Responsibility and Sustainability in India

Sectoral Analysis of Voluntary Governance Initiatives

  • Bimal Arora
  • Pawan Budhwar
  • Divya Jyoti

Benefits

  • Includes empirical case studies which offer analysis of the implementation of sustainability standards in in India

  • Provides a 'bottom-up' perspective on standards, in the context of an emerging economy

  • Discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by 'Make in India,' an Indian Government flagship programme

Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Indian Management book series (PAIM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Bimal Arora, Pawan Budhwar, Divya Jyoti
    Pages 1-32
  3. Regina Taimasova, Alexander Kasterine, Mathieu Lamolle
    Pages 55-73
  4. Oluyemisi Oloruntuyi, Kolliyil Sunilkumar Mohamed, Vinod Malayilethu, Ranjit Suseelan
    Pages 103-127
  5. Aditya Mishra, Bhavna Prasad
    Pages 195-220
  6. Katharina Schneider-Roos, Katharina Franziska Braig, Louis Downing, Lorena Zemp, Hans-Peter Egler
    Pages 241-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-313

About this book

Introduction

“This rich volume of sector studies demonstrates how the Indian business community is using the power of sustainability standards to go beyond CSR. As an academic volume, I appreciate the fact that this book does not shy away from exploring some of the complex issues surrounding global value chains, the quest for sustainability and India’s role in shaping this agenda. A welcome and timely addition to the growing body of literature on the role of market-based approaches to sustainable development.”

Karin Kreider, Executive Director, ISEAL Alliance

On the backdrop of the institutionalisation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, and the emergence of multi-stakeholder-driven voluntary regulation, this timely collection places special emphasis on India and explores its international voluntary sustainability standards. The authors analyse the adoption and implementation of voluntary governance initiatives across a range of industries, offering insightful sectoral discussion and evaluation of voluntary sustainability standards as forms of transnational private regulation. This book will be of interest to anyone researching CSR, sustainability and supply chain management in emerging markets.

     


Keywords

development industries globalization supply chain governance emerging economies voluntary regulation CSR transnational private regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Bimal Arora
    • 1
  • Pawan Budhwar
    • 2
  • Divya Jyoti
    • 3
  1. 1.Aston Business SchoolAston UniversityBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Aston Business SchoolAston UniversityBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Aston Business SchoolAston UniversityBirminghamUK

About the editors

Bimal Arora is an Assistant Professor at Aston Business School, Aston University, UK, and the Honorary Chairperson of the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB). Having previously studied at London School of Economics and the University of Nottingham, Bimal’s research, policy and practice focuses on voluntary regulation and governance, supply chains, and business responsibility and sustainability.

Pawan Budhwar is a Professor of International Human Resource Management and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor International (India) at Aston University, UK, where he is also Joint Director of the Aston India Centre for Applied Research. Globally renowned for his research into the international aspects of HRM, Pawan is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management.

Divya Jyoti is an Advisor at the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), and a Dean’s Scholar and Doctoral Researcher at Aston Business School, Aston University, UK. Having worked with businesses, civil society and the government on developing sustainable supply chains across different industries, her interests lie in the areas of CSR, private regulation, workers’ experiences and their voices.


Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Pharma
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods

Reviews

“Achieving the SDGs will depend on countries like India leading the charge. This rich volume of sector studies demonstrates how the Indian business community is using the power of sustainability standards to go beyond CSR. As an academic volume, I appreciate the fact that this book does not shy away from exploring some of the complex issues surrounding global value chains, the quest for sustainability and India’s role in shaping this agenda. A welcome and timely addition to the growing body of literature on the role of market-based approaches to sustainable development.” (Karin Kreider, Executive Director, ISEAL Alliance, UK)