Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr)

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Economics
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Theory and Practice in Pakistan
Syed Kamran Hameed
Master’s thesis · 30 hec · Advanced level
Degree thesis No 634 · ISSN 1401-4084
Uppsala 2010
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Theory and Practice in Pakistan Syed Kamran Hameed
Supervisor: Karin Hakelius, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Department of Economics
Examiner: Jerker Nilsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Department of Economics
Credits: 30 HEC
Level: Advanced E
Course title: Degree Project in Business Administration E
Course code: EX0536
Place of publication: Uppsala
Year of publication: 2010
Name of Series: Degree project
No: 634
ISSN 1401-4084
Online publication: http://stud.epsilon.slu.se
Key words: CSR, multinational companies, domestic companies, Pakistan Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Economics
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Acknowledgements
“In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful”
I would like to express my gratitude to all who support me from the begining of my studies to till its completition. Especially, great thanks to my beloved parents, prayers from my mother, moral, and financial support from my father.

The special thanks go to my supervisor “Karin Hakelius” whose kindness and support makes me to complete my thesis. I would like to give thanks to the persons in the companies’ espacially Mr. Yawar Mian (CEO) of Capital Business Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. for providing me the data of all the companies that I have selected in this research. In the end i would like to thank my brothers, sister, relatives and friends. Whose endless prayers and support encourage me to get my degree from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Uppsala Sweden.

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Abstract/ Summary
This master thesis is dealing with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its awareness in Pakistani companies. The objective is to see how different companies in Pakitan (multinationals and domestic) view the CSR concept in their strategy. The study is based on empirical findings where all the facts and information is gathered through qualitative approach. The six different companies in which three multinational MNC’c and three domestic companies have CSR in their strategy have been selected. The descriptions of all their CSR strategies are than compared with the theoretical framework. The analysis of empirical findings under theoretical assumptions reveals that the most of the CSR is carried in similar way which is based on community development through charity or philanthropy.

The conclusion is that to increase the general awareness about CSR the companies have to consider environmental, social, and ethical awareness in their business strategy and try to go beyond philanthropy or charity and adopt a longterm sustainable strategy in the business to become ethical corporate citizen. This can make Pakistan a place for an attractive business environment for investors.

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Abbreviatons
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CNG Compress Natural Gas
CSO Civil Society Organization
CSP Corporate Social Performance
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
CDGK City District Government Karachi
FPCCI Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry FESF Family Educational Services Foundation
GDP Gross Domestic Product
HIV Human Immune Virus
HEC Higher education commission
HOPE Health Oriented Preventive Education
IBA Institute of Business Administration
ILO International Labor Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMS International Market Standard
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature
LUMS Lahore University of Management Sciences
LPG Liquefied Petroleum gas
LRBT Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust
LRC Learning Resource Centre
LUMS Lahore University of...
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