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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Oil Industry in the Russian Arctic: Global Norms and Neo-Paternalism
Department of Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and the University of Lapland.
Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University and the Centre for Independent Social Research.
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2016 (English)In: Europe-Asia Studies, ISSN 0966-8136, E-ISSN 1465-3427, Vol. 68, no 8, 1340-1368 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Examining the oil and gas industry in the Russian Arctic, this article investigates the gap between corporate social responsibility (CSR) as articulated in corporate offices and implemented at the local level. In Russia, global CSR norms interact with weak formal institutions and the strong informal expectations of state officials and local communities that companies bear responsibility for welfare and infrastructure. As a result, the concept of citizens as ‘stakeholders’ is underdeveloped. Instead, local residents remain subjects within a neo-paternalist system of governance that mimics some elements of the Soviet past. Compensation for damages to indigenous peoples has blurred legal obligations and the voluntary nature of CSR. However, the CSR in the region is constantly developing and formal methods of compensation may assist in clarifying the scope and practice of CSR

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2016. Vol. 68, no 8, 1340-1368 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60381DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2016.1233523ISI: 000387763300003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84992745896OAI: diva2:1046344

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