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The link between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility: A case study of MTN Group Limited
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

On a wide spectrum of business practices, Corporate Governance (CG) has placed emphasis on issues that go beyond the traditional view of agency theory which addresses the conflict between investors and directors to focus on matters of accountability, transparency and honest disclosure to all stakeholders as well as business ethics. The aftermath of WorldCom, Enron and other giant companies has compelled businesses to adopt a stakeholder-friendly CG system that pledges the company‟s commitment to all stakeholders and which also allows businesses to be conducted in an ethical manner. In the same way, the increasing social and environmental demands from companies by civil society, customers and other pressure groups has brought to the fore the relevance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR concept has pushed companies to pursue a CG framework that assumes greater responsibilities of taking care of the environment and social needs of the public in addition to the traditional objective of maximizing shareholders wealth.Using qualitative research strategy, this thesis draws on questionnaires and interviews to explore the link between CG and CSR using MTN group as case study. The CG-CSR relationship is examined based on the two main theories (agency and stakeholder) that have influenced the development of CG. Accordingly, the study employed three relational models to establish the link. This study concludes that there is a link between CG and CSR with CSR being an integral part of CG.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Agency Theory, Stakeholder Theory.

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2011. , 55 p.
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-8534Local ID: FEK D-92OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-8534DiVA: diva2:458995
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Business Administration
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2010-06-01, Karlstad, 11:00 (English)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-11-25 Created: 2011-10-12 Last updated: 2011-11-25Bibliographically approved

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