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Corporate Social Responsibility in China: Window Dressing or Structural Change?
Berkeley Journal of International Law (2010)
  • Li-Wen Lin, Columbia University
Abstract

In recent years many indigenous corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives have emerged in China. The Chinese CSR initiatives include laws and regulations, governmental instructions and guidelines, non-governmental standards and organizations. The recent growth of the Chinese CSR initiatives deserves an analysis of the CSRdevelopment in China, especially given that China’s international image is usually associated with human rights abuses, substandard products, sweatshops, and serious environmental pollution. How sincere and serious are the Chinese CSR measures, simply window dressing or any real structural change? This article overviews major Chinese CSR initiatives and analyzes the Chinese CSR development from the perspectives of the historical and ideological foundations, instrumental motivations, and institutional environments in China

Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Li-Wen Lin. "Corporate Social Responsibility in China: Window Dressing or Structural Change?" Berkeley Journal of International Law Vol. 28 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/li-wen_lin1/2/