Legal Regulation of CSR in Weak Economies: The Case of Bangladesh

  • Mia Mahmudur Rahim
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


The aim of this chapter is to assess the extent to which laws relating to CSR in Bangladesh might contribute to including CSR as a central theme in self-regulated corporate responsibility. It explains why the major Bangladeshi laws relating to corporate regulation and responsibility do not possess the required features necessary to compel corporate self-regulators to contribute to developing a socially responsible corporate culture in this country. It argues that development of a socially responsible corporate culture in Bangladesh should not rely on either corporate self-regulation or authoritative modes of regulation. Rather, this should be based on a combination of force majeure and economic incentive-based legal strategies, as long as civil society, the media, NGOs, and the consumers of Bangladesh are able to systematically monitor corporate self-regulation.


Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Governance Social Compliance Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Corporate Social Responsibility Practice 
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  • Mia Mahmudur Rahim
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  1. 1.School of AccountancyQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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