C1 Book

Corporate Social Responsibility in Finland: Origins, Characteristics and Trends

Publication Details
Authors: Olkkonen Laura, Quarshie Anne
Edition name or number: 1
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-030-17434-7
eISBN: 978-3-030-17435-4
JUFO-Level of this publication: 3
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


This book introduces a Finnish approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and embeds it within a broader discussion on the Nordic roots of business responsibility and stakeholder thinking. The first part of the book traces the origins of Finnish CSR from paternalism at the beginning of industrialization to the start of the welfare state. The second part discusses the characteristics of Finnish CSR in light of the cultural and societal context and structure, and the third part introduces current trends and challenges. Each section of the book includes case examples that illustrate Finnish CSR from different perspectives. The book will be of use to scholars and students with an interest in the Nordic approach to CSR.

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