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© 2007

Multinationals in their Communities

A Social Capital Approach to Corporate Citizenship Projects

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 20-48
  3. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 90-128
  4. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 129-173
  5. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 174-198
  6. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 199-226
  7. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 227-259
  8. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 260-281
  9. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 282-304
  10. Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt, David Bek
    Pages 305-332
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 347-359

About this book

Introduction

Multinationals can impact significantly on the quality of social relations within their communities, partly through corporate citizenship projects. This book analyzes the nature and effectiveness of these projects, using theoretical and empirical insights of recent literature. It demonstrates how MNCs can build communities in developing countries.

Keywords

capital corporate citizen corporate citizenship developing countries Engagement learning social capital

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Somerville CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Judge Business SchoolUniversity of CambridgeUK
  3. 3.Centre for Business ResearchUniversity of CambridgeUK

About the authors

IAN W. JONES is a Management Lecturer at Somerville College, University of Oxford, UK, a Fellow of St Andrews Management Institute, UK, and DBA Research Director at the Edinburgh Business School, UK. He, together with Michael Pollitt, leads the Ethics, Regulation and Globalisation project at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, UK.

MICHAEL POLLITT is a Reader in Business Economics at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. He is also Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics and Management at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK.

DAVID BEK is a freelance research consultant specialising in economic, social and development geographies. Since 2004 he has conducted research on corporate citizenship at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, UK.

Bibliographic information

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

Reviews

'...an important contribution to a lagely neglected area. Furthermore, its laudable attempt to bridge the academic and corporate worlds...will certainly reward the dedicated reader.' - Wayne Visser, Ethical Performance