Assessing the Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility Standards in Global Value Chains

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Assessing the Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility Standards in Global Value Chains

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dc.contributor.author Lund-Thomsen, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-28T10:01:09Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-28T10:01:09Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11-28
dc.identifier.isbn 9878792114397
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8804
dc.description.abstract This paper considers the issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR) standard impact assessment in global value chains. CSR standards have proliferated in recent years, and several studies have attempted to assess their effects on local producers, workers, and the environment in developing countries. However, much less attention has been paid to the “dark side” of impact assessment – the ethical and political dilemmas that arise in the process of carrying out impact studies. This paper addresses this gap in literature, arguing that impact assessments of CSR standards may do more harm than good to the intended beneficiaries - developing country firms, farmers, workers, and communities - unless these ethical and political dilemmas are given serious consideration. en_US
dc.format.extent 33 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CBS Working Paper Series;2 / 2013
dc.title Assessing the Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility Standards in Global Value Chains en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department CBS Center for Corporate Social Responsibility en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CBSCSR en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk CBS Center for Corporate Social Responsibility en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CBSCSR en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2013 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Reflections on the “Dark Side” of Impact Assessment en_US


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