[Journal:] Arab Economic and Business Journal [ISSN:] 2214-4625 [Volume:] 11 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 31-54
This study analysed corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the state of Qatar, aiming to determine the discipline' global and glocal dimensions. The study investigated the notion that CSR remains western-driven in contrast to the scholarly trend that increasingly values national variables. Given the importance of CSR, the relationship between theory and contextual influences becomes a central element to evaluate the opportunity for specific corollaries to mainstream CSR. The methodology deployed for the study included a literature review, and interviews with practitioners and stakeholders. The results showed that although CSR as a concept is valid per se, an appropriate approach would value the operating environment as a key determinant, appreciating that specific cultural contexts necessitate variations to the mainstream theory.
Corporate social responsibility Qatar Stakeholder perspective Practitioner perspective