Contributions of MNEs to poverty alleviation through CSR programs: Bangladesh perspective

dc.contributor.authorHoque, Nazamul
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Mohammad Aktaruzzaman
dc.contributor.authorBhuiyan, Mohammad Zahid Hossain
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-15T13:40:10Z
dc.date.available2019-09-15T13:40:10Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the contribution of CSR programs of multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in Bangladesh in the poverty alleviation. The authors employed a mixed-method approach to collect qualitative data by interviewing executives of ten MNEs while for quantitative data annual reports, websites, and articles were consulted. Results depicted insignificant contribution of MNEs in poverty alleviation by their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The average contribution of sample MNEs stand at only 0.52 per cent of profits after tax to CSR programs, ranging from 2.96% to 0.15%. The study reveals that most of the MNEs are not contributing as per their financial capacity and they lack a policy of donating a reasonable portion of profit to CSR along with poverty alleviation priority. The study suggests that government of Bangladesh must act sincerely and deliberately for active involvement of MNEs in CSR programs helpful for poverty alleviation by necessary policy framework and motivational supports with a view to accelerate the poverty alleviation movement for a happy, prosperous, and progressive Bangladesh.en_US
dc.identifier.citationVol-14 Dec. 2017, Article-7en_US
dc.identifier.issn1813-7733
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.iiuc.ac.bd:8080/xmlui/handle/88203/1828
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCRP, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladeshen_US
dc.subjectCSRen_US
dc.subjectPoverty alleviationen_US
dc.subjectMNEsen_US
dc.subjectBangladeshen_US
dc.titleContributions of MNEs to poverty alleviation through CSR programs: Bangladesh perspectiveen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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