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dc.contributor.authorSaeed Saif Almatrooshi
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-07T13:20:24Z
dc.date.available2020-09-07T13:20:24Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.adu.ac.ae/handle/1/1792
dc.descriptionMany Arab countries in the past years have experienced challenges that have had consequences on political and economic stability. The impact of risks associated with instability puts pressure on governments to act responsively in response to urgent issues raised by the public’s demand for power sharing, freedom, participation in decision-making process, and anti-corruption (Avina, 2013). In contrast to most countries in the region, the Government of the United Arab Emirates has taken many steps to promote notions such as Green economy, Happiness, civil society Empowerment and Social well-being. Federal and local governments in the UAE have launched several strategies and initiatives to achieve sustainable development. However, this is not an easy mission for the government, as parties (i.e., government, business, and civil society) are always involved in conflicts. Moreover, many changes have recently emerged in the global arena that’s puts more constrains on governments to deal alone with the growing challenges posed by economic and political instability. Strengthening corporate governance has become an important part of robust efforts on the part of society to address these issues (Gond, Kang & Moon, 2011). The enabling environment for CSR in a non-western context is in need of deeper understanding and investigation. The role of the state to foster more sustainable and effective engagement in the CSR planning and implementation processes in developing countries is an urgent subject for investigation.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explores intermediary roles that public policies play to stimulate government agencies, businesses, and civil society to engage in a corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Issues related to decision-making of public policies are increasingly complex. Therefore, Analytical Hierarchal Process (AHP) was used to prioritize public policy practices for CSR in the UAE. Data were collected from experts working in government, businesses, and civil-society organizations. This study provides an important technique for analyzing the importance of public policies in promoting CSR. It offers insights into a population that shapes a CSR agenda. A framework consisting of five public policy categories—mandating, facilitating, partnering, endorsing, and empowering roles—and 29 sub-policy practices is introduced. Findings suggest that government, businesses, and the civil society confirm the importance public policies that exhibits mandating approaches. Results show that Define minimum standards, Legal and fiscal penalties, and Command and control legislations are among the most important public policy practices in issues related to CSR in developing countries. The endorsing style of public policies was the least important approach to encouraging CSR implementation in the UAE. Outcomes from this study will help the government enhance its role as mediator among all agents, and help with designing public policies that encourage adoption of CSR by business firms while maintaining competitiveness in the economy. Although this study presents important findings and conclusions, the amount of information on this subject is insufficient. Future research should examine how tools and policies can be bundled and mixed to contribute to more sustainable CSR environments.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAbu Dhabi University College of Businessen_US
dc.subjectUnited Arab Emiratesen_US
dc.subjectCorporate social responsibilityen_US
dc.subjectAnalytic Hierarchy Processen_US
dc.subjectPublic policyen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Public Policies in Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the United Arab Emirates: Multiple Stakeholders Perspectiveen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US


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