Abstract

The purpose of the thesis is to investigate the potential of corporate responsibility (CR) in companies in the textile sector in Egypt and to explore the understanding of corporate responsibility amongst textile companies in Egypt, the perception of consumers and workers of CR and its benefits to the business, the employees, various stakeholders and the textile sector as a whole. This thesis researches the textile companies’ environmental, social and governance performance, sheds a light on the major challenges facing the industry and CR in the industry, as well as identifies potential opportunities for a sustainable sector development. The thesis discusses the relevance of CR to the industry and illustrates the limitations of CR in practice. It will give a background on CR, the different discourses of CR in the CSR literature. Additionally, the thesis investigates two main problematic questions: How does the ambiguity of defining CR serve its function? Is CR capable of resolving the conflict between corporate profit making and social expectations in the neoliberal order?

Department

Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award

2-1-2015

Online Submission Date

July 2015

First Advisor

Elnur, Ibrahim

Committee Member 1

Al-Sayyid, Mustapha

Committee Member 2

Tschirgi, Dan

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

92 p.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Social responsibility of business -- Egypt.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Textile industry -- Egypt.

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