The simulacra of responsibility? : the efficiency of global CSR policies in CEE countries : the case study of a chemical MNE

2019
journal article
article
dc.abstract.enThe aim: The paper discusses global CSR policies applied by multinational companies as well as identifies existing differences in the approaches to CSR presented by multinational enterprises (MNEs) in their headquarters and foreign subsidiaries located in the CEE region. The study concentrates on the labour perspective, as labour costs and access to qualified workforce are claimed to be determinants of the investment’s location. Methodology: The qualitative single case study methodology was applied. A MNE of Japanese origin operating in the chemical industry and its Polish subsidiaries were the units of analysis. Main findings: The study shows that the headquarters seem to be much more advanced in CSR than foreign subsidiaries. Some discrepancy between declaration and practice has been noticed from the Polish labour viewpoint. This may be associated with the style of diffusion of practices in industrial relations and HRM, and may create only a specific simulacrum of social responsibility. Also, the asymmetry in quality of information on CSR policies implemented in the parent company was observed what may affect the transparency of a whole group. Implication for further research: Exploration of other major competitors originating from other countries, operating in Poland, possessing significant market shares could help to reveal the level of advancement and presence of self-regulatory CSR mechanisms supporting the creation of local CSR approaches in the Polish subsidiaries of MNE in the chemical industry. It could also reflect the trade union capacity in use of CSR tools for social monitoring of human and trade union rights at the workplace and their interests in contribution to building more sustainable workplace.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Zarządzania i Komunikacji Społecznejpl
dc.contributor.authorSzymonek, Joanna - 254443 pl
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-02T08:16:25Z
dc.date.available2021-08-02T08:16:25Z
dc.date.issued2019pl
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.number2pl
dc.description.physical73-87pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume6pl
dc.identifier.doi10.12775/JCRL.2019.008pl
dc.identifier.eissn2392-2699pl
dc.identifier.issn2392-2680pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / OPpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/276666
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
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dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enCSR policiespl
dc.subject.enmultinational enterprisespl
dc.subject.ensimulacrumpl
dc.subject.enlabourpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleThe simulacra of responsibility? : the efficiency of global CSR policies in CEE countries : the case study of a chemical MNEpl
dc.title.journalJournal of Corporate Responsibility and Leadershippl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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dc.abstract.enpl
The aim: The paper discusses global CSR policies applied by multinational companies as well as identifies existing differences in the approaches to CSR presented by multinational enterprises (MNEs) in their headquarters and foreign subsidiaries located in the CEE region. The study concentrates on the labour perspective, as labour costs and access to qualified workforce are claimed to be determinants of the investment’s location. Methodology: The qualitative single case study methodology was applied. A MNE of Japanese origin operating in the chemical industry and its Polish subsidiaries were the units of analysis. Main findings: The study shows that the headquarters seem to be much more advanced in CSR than foreign subsidiaries. Some discrepancy between declaration and practice has been noticed from the Polish labour viewpoint. This may be associated with the style of diffusion of practices in industrial relations and HRM, and may create only a specific simulacrum of social responsibility. Also, the asymmetry in quality of information on CSR policies implemented in the parent company was observed what may affect the transparency of a whole group. Implication for further research: Exploration of other major competitors originating from other countries, operating in Poland, possessing significant market shares could help to reveal the level of advancement and presence of self-regulatory CSR mechanisms supporting the creation of local CSR approaches in the Polish subsidiaries of MNE in the chemical industry. It could also reflect the trade union capacity in use of CSR tools for social monitoring of human and trade union rights at the workplace and their interests in contribution to building more sustainable workplace.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Zarządzania i Komunikacji Społecznej
dc.contributor.authorpl
Szymonek, Joanna - 254443
dc.date.accessioned
2021-08-02T08:16:25Z
dc.date.available
2021-08-02T08:16:25Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2019
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.numberpl
2
dc.description.physicalpl
73-87
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
6
dc.identifier.doipl
10.12775/JCRL.2019.008
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2392-2699
dc.identifier.issnpl
2392-2680
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / OP
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/276666
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.rights*
Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Bez utworów zależnych 3.0 Polska
dc.rights.licence
CC-BY-ND
dc.rights.uri*
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/legalcode
dc.share.type
otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
CSR policies
dc.subject.enpl
multinational enterprises
dc.subject.enpl
simulacrum
dc.subject.enpl
labour
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
The simulacra of responsibility? : the efficiency of global CSR policies in CEE countries : the case study of a chemical MNE
dc.title.journalpl
Journal of Corporate Responsibility and Leadership
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JournalArticle
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Publication
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