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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of State Capitalism
Ethnographies of Norwegian Energy and Extraction Businesses Abroad
Edited by Ståle Knudsen
Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from University of Bergen.
354 pages, 10 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-873-7 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (May 2023)
“Offers a timely and vital critique of the practice of corporate social responsibility by state-owned companies, filling a gap in existing literature that focuses on private firms.” • Jessica Smith, Colorado School of Mines
Through a series of case studies in diverse regions of the world, this book explores how transnational Norwegian energy and extractive industries handle corporate social responsibility (CSR) when operating abroad in places such as China, Brazil, and Turkey. With significant state ownership and embeddedness in the Nordic societal model, Norwegian capitalism is often represented as “benign” or ethical. By tracing CSR policy and practice—from headquarters to operations—this volume critically explores the workings of Norwegian corporate capitalism and its engagement with key issues of responsibility, accountability, and sustainability.
Ståle Knudsen is Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway. Knudsen has, since the early 1990s, done ethnographic fieldwork in Turkey, and his publications include the monograph, Fisheries in Modernizing Turkey (Berghahn 2009).
Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologyEnvironmental Studies (General)Applied Anthropology
Area: Northern Europe
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of State Capitalism Edited by Ståle Knudsen is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from University of Bergen.
OA ISBN: 978-1-80073-987-1
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