Academic trends in the study of corporate social responsibility and development issues in Latin America, 2000-2010
This paper is a review of a number of articles published between 2000 and 2010 regarding the topic of corporate social responsibility and development in Latin America. The main purpose is to outline key trends of academic research addressing this field. To carry out this review, four main journals on business, society and development issues were selected and 50 articles were analyzed. A multilevel approach was developed to analyze the different themes related to corporate social responsibility and development in Latin America. The main themes that have emerged from this literature review are related to increased attention from the private sector towards stakeholders’ issues and the proliferation of new alternatives of public-private alliances and cross-sectorial initiatives. This article offers new insights regarding some gaps in the literature available and future avenues for research in the relationship between corporate social responsibility and development concerns.
- Corporate social responsibility
- Latin America
- developing countries
- public-private partnerships
- aligning agendas.