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CSR - Innovation and Value Creation in Rapidly Growing Norwegian SMEs

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Title:CSR - Innovation and Value Creation in Rapidly Growing Norwegian SMEs

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Reports (Rapporter)
Authors:Midttun, A.
Blomgren, A.
Fet, A.M.
Lakovleva, T.
Wenstøp, F.
Staurem, E.
Toporowska, E.
Research group:Næringsliv og Innovasjon (Innovation and Industry)
Distribution restriction:Open
Published by:Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Norwegian Business School - BI,
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;Published by: Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Norwegian Business School - BI;

Abstract:
( Rapporten er et samarbeidsprosjekt og er utgitt i BI`s rapport-serie.);Over the last couple of decades a fairly contradictorybody of literature has ;emerged on the relationshipbetween corporate social responsibility (CSR) ;andtraditional business foci such as innovation and valuecreation. On the one ;hand, some scholars in this debateargue for a relationship based on the ;mutualreinforcement and stimulation of CSR and valuecreation; yet others—mostly ;neoliberal scholars—generally hold the opposite to be true. ;Given the theoretical complexity and diversity of positionsin both the CSR and ;innovation literatures, this studytakes an alternative approach through an ;empiricallygrounded perspective. This is achieved by confrontingthe theoretical ;positions with a mapping and analysis ofCSR, innovation and value creation in ;the rapidly grow -ing Norwegian small and medium sized enterprises(SMEs).;;;;;;;;;;;;;

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