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Drivers and barriers for corporate social responsability in multinational corporations: A case study of Wärtsilä, Finland
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to critically examine and analyze multi-national corporation´s work with corporate social responsibility when it comes to environmental protection and sustainability. This study is therefore a case study, where empirical material about a multinational corporation, the company of Wärtsilä, is studied. These include annual sustainability reports and other official material available, as well as qualitative interviews with eight employees at Wärtsilä. This material is then analyzed through the theoretical framework of Corporate Social Responsibility (e.g., Caroll, 1979) and through the theory of Corporate Citizenship (Mirvis and Googins, 2006). The results show that Wärtsilä has come far when it comes to integrating and improving its product environmental performance, but there appears to be inconsistencies between the information collected from the reports etc. and the information gathered from the interviews. These inconsistencies show that there is a need for further integration of the goals for environmental protection and sustainability, presented in the official material, into all levels and departments of the company.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
Corporate Social Responsibilty (CSR), Corporate Citizenship, environment, Multi-national corporations (MNCs), sustainable development
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Social Sciences Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-75372ISRN: LIU-TEMAV/MPSSD-A--12/002--SEOAI: diva2:506281
Subject / course
Master´s Programme in Science for Sustainable Development, 120 ects
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-03-14 Created: 2012-02-28 Last updated: 2012-03-14Bibliographically approved

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