Dima Jamali

Dima Jamali
American University of Beirut | AUB · Olayan School of Business

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Corporate hypocrisy refers to the phenomenon of inconsistency between words and deeds of a firm in the process of fulfilling its social responsibility. Despite the fact that the literature related to corporate hypocrisy has made some progress, there have been very few attempts to scrutinize the topic systematically. In the light of egoistic and alt...
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An increasing body of institutional research has examined organizations’ response to conflicting institutional logics, but few studies have looked into how cross-sector organizational actors experiencing institutional complexity strategize their response mechanisms to create value in the context of corporate social responsibility (CSR). We conduct...
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Despite ample research on corporate governance (CG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR), there is a lack of consensus on the nature of the relationship between these two concepts and on how this relationship manifests across institutional contexts. Drawing on the national business systems approach, this article systematically reviews 218 rese...
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orporate scandals, environmental scandals, food and energy crises, and complying with human rights international requirements are only a few of the complexities that businesses and their future managers will have to grapple with, continuously monitor, and manage (Alcaraz & Thiruvattal, 2010; Bendell, 2007). Management education, which contributes t...
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This systematic literature review integrates the Varieties of Institutional Systems (VIS) framework and Patchwork Institutions lens to unpack how institutional heterogeneity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) impacts the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our review of 154 articles published between 1995–2017 extracts the va...
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Purpose Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a new trend that has swept the world of business by storm. With globalization proceeding unabated and CSR acquiring global interest and resonance, examining how companies can make adaptations to their CSR in an international context becomes a timely and important issue. Design/methodology/approach D...
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Previous research investigating the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate financial performance (CFP) reveals the importance of industry specificity. Drawing on strategic stakeholder theory, we argue that the strategic fit between CSR activities and value chain activities contributes to industry‐specific effects i...
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Purpose – Drawing on signaling theory and adopting a multilevel approach, this study investigates how meso organizational attributes interact with the cultural setting to affect employees behavioral responses to internal CSR initiatives. This study unpacks the behavioral process through which internal CSR affects employees’ organizational citizensh...
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Markets - edited by Onyeka Osuji December 2019
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Markets - edited by Onyeka Osuji December 2019
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This chapter discusses the merger of CSR strategies of corporations embedded in emerging economies with the SDGs and the pathways to reach sustainable development. The current state of multinational corporations (MNC) strategies for CSR in emerging economies will be analyzed to infer on the outcomes of CSR activities of firms in emerging economies....
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Through a multilevel view, this article challenges the dominant assumption in the literature suggesting that family employees will receive more compensation than their non-family peers, which will violate the latter group justice perceptions and will lead them to lower their inputs to retrieve equity. We start by discussing how competing socioemoti...
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Since responsible management originally appeared on the agenda of management researchers in the early 20th century, the research field of responsible management has gone through an extended period of labor. It has not been, however, until the early 21st century, with the establishment of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management, tha...
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Purpose Anchored in institutional theory and sense-making theory, the purpose of this paper is to explore the implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the multinational corporations (MNC) subsidiary level in a developing country context. Design/methodology/approach This paper follows a qualitative methodology and adopts the int...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) Logics research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is still an understudied form of CSR discourse and practice. Juxtaposing the myriad forms of expressions across different countries and subregions is necessary to drive future research in this context forward. In recent years, CSR practices in ME...
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The most successful and longest-enduring family firms are progressively encouraging the active presence of women on their corporate boards. Why is the presence of women on boards so important for family firms? And how can policy makers and controlling owners encourage the active presence of women on family business corporate boards? By integrating...
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This paper aims to explore the dynamics of corporate social responsibility (CSR) of multinational companies (MNCs) subsidiaries operating in Pakistan. To do this, the corporate social performance (CSP) model, has been modified and integrated with the relevant models of CSR for multinational companies (MNCs). Empirical evidence from MNCs operating i...
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Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) have recently witnessed remarkable growth driven by their holistic business model. The key differentiator of IFIs is their Shari’a-based business proposition which often requires some financial sacrifices, e.g. being ethical, responsible and philanthropic. It also requires them to refrain from investments in to...
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Given its importance and peculiarities, research around corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East (ME) has significantly grown over the last few decades. Yet, knowledge on this important topic remains fragmented and unorganized, especially with extant research assuming homogeneity of CSR practices across all Middle Eastern countries,...
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Despite that family businesses are a group of heterogeneous companies with different levels of family involvement in the business, research has given little attention to these important contingencies when discussing family business environmental social performance. Building on the socioemotional wealth (SEW) framework and using qualitative comparat...
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Research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) has traditionally focused on external stakeholders, thus paying scarce attention to internal stakeholders such as employees. Particularly, little is known about employees’ attitudinal and behavioral responses to their organizations’ internal CSR initiatives, which is essential to understand the micr...
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Despite that family businesses are a group of heterogeneous companies with different levels of family involvement in the business, research has given little attention to these important contingencies when discussing family business environmental social performance. Building on the socioemotional wealth (SEW) framework and using qualitative comparat...
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Small business social responsibility (SBSR) related research is rapidly increasing in quantity but is found in divergent literatures and disciplines. It is time to offer a comprehensive review that identifies, synthesises, and integrates previous research, and highlights the knowledge gaps and the way forward. Our methodical search of the literatur...
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Globalization and a glowing awareness of environmental issues are compelling firms to adhere to international environmental standards. Lebanese manufacturing industries are increasingly pressured to integrate environmental standards, mainly the ISO 14001 certification, in order to access - enter and compete - international markets. Although the ISO...
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This study examines corporate stakeholder orientation (CSO) across industries and over time prior to the introduction of mandatory CSR. We argue that CSO is a legitimacy signal consciously employed by firms to demonstrate their shareholder and specific non-shareholder orientations in the midst of institutional pressures emerging from country and in...
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In the current paper, our aim is to explore the latent power dynamics surrounding corporate social responsibility (CSR) in developing countries. To do this, we synthesize an analytic framework that borrows from both cross-cultural management literature (i.e., endogenous versus indigenous research) as well as feminist considerations of power (i.e.,...
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In this paper, we advance an analytic framework to help better trace the meaning and practice of CSR in developing countries, which draws from an institutional logics approach combined with the Scandinavian institutionalist perspective on the circulation of ideas. We suggest a two-step analytic framework where (1) circulated generalized assumptive...
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This chapter argue that HRM could potentially play an important role in CSR, especially by way of support and facilitation. Through a CSR-HRM blueprint, which we put forward, we examine how HRM can make its contribution within a clearly defined strategic CSR approach. We support our arguments with case study examples from the Lebanese context and t...
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This paper provides a relevant and timely investigation into the strategic role of Human Resource Management (HRM) in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We argue that HRM can potentially take on a critical and significant role as a strategic partner in pursuing and implementing the CSR agenda. Following a comprehensive review of relevant litera...
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Given the rising interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) globally, its local expressions are as varied as they are increasingly visible in both developed and developing countries. This paper presents a multilevel review of the literature on CSR in developing countries and highlights the key differentiators and nuanced CSR-related consider...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explain the emergence of CSR in Afghanistan as a novel context in the South-Asian CSR debate. Design/methodology/approach – The findings of the paper are based on case studies of four corporations in the Afghan mobile telecommunications industry. Multiple sources of qualitative data are coded according to...
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Extant literature has highlighted that business schools have been accused of promoting an educational ethos that emphasizes shareholder value and the pursuit of short-term profits and thereby preparing overly competitive future generations interested in profit maximization. This paper highlights the importance of integrating CSR into the mainstream...
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With the advent of globalization, the track record of multinational companies (MNCs) has been vague in relation to their corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the emerging host markets. What seems lacking is a better understanding of what exactly is required of today's MNCs to simultaneously generate profits for shareholders, while satisfying th...
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Manuscript Type: Review Research Question/Issue: This study provides a systematic multi-level review of recent literature to evaluate the impact of corporate governance mechanisms (CG) at the institutional, firm, group, and individual levels on firm level corporate social responsibility (CSR) outcomes. We offer critical reflections on the current...
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Research summaryBuilding on economic geography and institutional theory, we develop and test theory relating geographic variables to the strength of corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement and the cost of equity capital. For a large sample of US firms over the period 1998–2009, we find strong and robust evidence that firms located in areas...
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This book chapter introduces a CSR typology for scrutinizing CSR interventions in developing countries. The typology considers the relatedness of CSR to core business, the target of CSR activities (society, internal operations or expanding operations) and the benefits expected (reputation, operational efficiency or enhancing economic and societal i...
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This article examines joint action initiatives among small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing industries in developing countries in the context of the ascendancy of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the proliferation of a variety of international accountability tools and standards. Through empirical fieldwork in the fo...
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Purpose – This paper aims to propose a multi-level integrative research framework anchored in an institutional theory that can successfully capture the multitude of factors affecting the expression of female entrepreneurship in context. Although female entrepreneurship is known to contribute to economic growth and vitality, and to enhance the diver...
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Formulating and translating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy into actual managerial practices and outcome values remains an ongoing challenge for many organizations. This paper argues that the Human Resource Management (HRM) function can potentially play an important role in supporting organizations to address this challenge. We argue...
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In this article, the authors propose a partnership that has the potential to revolutionise CSR and strategic philanthropy as we have traditionally known them to date. In this model, the risks that corporate investors and shareholders see in strategic philanthropy are outsourced to risk-tolerant investors, and corporations are compensated for increm...
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Formulating and translating corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy into actual managerial practices and outcome values remain ongoing challenges for many organizations. This paper argues that the human resource management (HRM) function can potentially play an important role in supporting organizations to address this challenge. We argue th...
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This article is the guest editors' introduction to the special issue in Business & Society on " SMEs and CSR in Developing Countries. " The special issue includes four original research articles by Hamann, Smith, Tashman, and Marshall; Allet; Egels-Zandén; and Puppim de Oliveira and Jabbour on various aspects of the relationship of small and medium...
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The fields of Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have attracted increasing scholarly interest and yet the nature of their relationship remains contested. These two areas of knowledge and practice are closely inter-related, particularly as firms seek to gain long-term sustainability. Corporate governance and CSR interface...
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A theory of planned behavior (TPB) framework was employed to investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) perceptions on the job choice intentions of American, Chinese, and Lebanese college students. Attitudes toward CSR, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control explained moderate levels of the variance in job choice int...
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Through this paper we examine the corporate social orientations (CSOs) of large firms in India and analyze them across industries to understand whether and to what extent firms’ stakeholder preferences differ with industry membership. Applying signal theory on an inter-temporal examination of CEO statements, we find significant industry differences...
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Maximizing employee commitment and engagement in order to enhance firm performance has typically been an objective assigned to the human resource (HR) department of an organization. Corporate social responsibility (CSR), on the other hand, is an ascending new trend that is somehow viewed as a separate organizational function with particular relevan...
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Purpose – This paper aims to analyze the potential and limitations of donor-financed management tools that seek to promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. Drawing on key insights from three streams of literature relating to institutional theory, critical perspectives on CSR...
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PurposeThe book chapter sheds light on specific institutional variables that have been shaping and molding corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices and expressions in the developing world. It argues that CSR strategies cannot be detached from context, and that institutional constellations exert serious pressure on CSR expressions in developi...
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East has distinctive roots and unique expressions that do not always mirror the current understand-ing and practice in the West. Dima Jamali demonstrates how the long-entrenched traditions of philanthropy and generosity in Arab culture have been reinvigorated in recent years and are starting to cr...
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Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) are emerging as prominent players in the financial world and are increasingly known for their conservative socially responsible investment (SRI). Being the Shari'a regulators and monitors of IFIs, the Shari'a departments are expected to implement the Islamic perspective of SRI – drawn from Shari'a principles –...
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This paper explores how corporations, through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, can help to effect positive developmental change. We use research on institutional change, deinstitutionalization, and institutional work to develop our central theoretical framework. This framework allows us to suggest more explicitly how CSR can...
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This paper aims at exploring the extent to which Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) orientations are influenced by the level of religiosity among business professionals. Previous empirical research has highlighted the influence of personal values and belief systems on managerial CSR orientations, presenting mixed evidence in relation to the infl...
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Whereas interest in Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, in large corporations surged dramatically in the 1990s, international CSR scholars and practitioners have widened their focus in the last decade to also address the role that small and medium enterprises, SMEs, play in addressing CSR issues. This interest in CSR and SMEs has been led mostly...
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This paper explores how corporations, through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, can help to effect positive developmental change. We use research on institutional change, deinstitutionalization, and institutional work to develop our central theoretical framework. This framework allows us to suggest more explicitly how CSR can...
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Sustainable economic development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will depend on job creation, education, poverty alleviation, and careful environmental management. Government, civil society organizations, and academic institutions should all be involved in this effort. Companies have a particularly important role to play. They must be in...
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In the middle of a global economic crisis of unprecedented proportions and growing mistrust and skepticism about business, challenges associated with the search for new foundations for a more egalitarian and sustainable capitalist system are immense. Rescue measures taken by governments and businesses to date seem to be transient at best, failing t...
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In this article, we set out to analyze the management tools that have been developed by international development agencies with the aim of promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. In doing so, we made an original contribution to the literature on this topic in two ways. Fi...
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Integrity in Organizations moves beyond the normative call for more humanistic management in the aftermath of a series of corporate scandals, recent financial crisis as well as increasingly questioned blind fellowship of one-dimensional profit maximization as the sole compass for companies. It sheds light on how we can actually build more humanisti...
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This research aims to investigate the effectiveness of ISO 14001 standard in improving environmental performance and ultimately addressing the goals of sustainable environmental management. It is the first of its kind in Lebanon and adds to the existing knowledge by shedding light on a developing country where there is paucity of such studies. A mu...
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Purpose – The purpose of this research is to identify the CSR dynamics through a social capital lens in a developing country's context. Approach – The research design underpinning this study is qualitative. Semi-structured interviews have been conducted with SMEs owner-managers. Findings – Adopting a pragmatic stance, the research highlighted the s...
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The aim of this chapter is to provide a critical assessment of SHRM, shedding light on its differentiating attributes and theoretical foundations, as well as the persistent gaps and challenges in this rapidly growing field. SHRM undoubtedly presents significant advances and new insights in relation to people management, but it is not a panacea and...
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The corporate social responsibility (CSR) debate has to date been very much focused on multinational corporations (MNCs) and driven primarily by a northern agenda. However, CSR is of increasing relevance and concern to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as suppliers to international companies, as recipients of donor funds and support, and as the...
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To date, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has not received systematic attention in the Middle East. Our excursion in this book is intended to flesh out the understanding and practice of CSR in this part of the world. As will be revealed through the various contributions, CSR in the Middle East has distinctive roots and unique ex...
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As Human Resources (HR) is increasingly being held responsible for achieving key strategic organizational objectives and implementing change in departmental and stakeholder contexts, an investigation into its role in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is timely. This qualitative paper draws on a review of the relevant literature on CSR and HR be...
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This paper focuses on innovation in the context of business - non-governmental organization (NGO) partnerships for corporate social responsibility (CSR). While different aspects of business - NGO partnerships have been studied, the role of innovation and its potential implications for partnership outcomes have so far not been systematically explore...