China’s adherence to corporate social responsibility in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo: A comparative analysis

Africa's Public Service Delivery and Performance Review

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Title China’s adherence to corporate social responsibility in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo: A comparative analysis
Creator Rapanyane, Makhura B.
Subject — corporate social responsibility; Angola; Democratic Republic of Congo; China; adherence; practice
Description Background: China’s international relations with Africa have recently received much attention from the community of international relations scholars and practitioners. Even though such a scholarly conversation has become a hot topic, little attention has been paid to the Chinese multinational corporations’ (MNCs) adherence to and practice of corporate social responsibilities in African countries like Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Aim: This study aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of China’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagements in both Angola and DRC.Setting: Based on historical sensibility, this research article uses Zambia’s political and economic fertile grounds to revisit what drives the Chinese engagement in Zambia within a historical context.Methods: Methodologically, this research article has deployed the use of document review to assemble the data used.Results: This article has discovered that China has not been adhering to the international norms and expectations of CSR in both countries.Conclusion: China’s international relations with Africa, Angola and the DRC in context do not at all serve the interests of Africans but those of China.Contribution: This article has contributed in terms of bringing an awareness among Africans about the conduct of China and her multinational corporations in the continent. This will then deepen the current scholarly conversation on an urgent need for policy transformation in Angola and the DRC when it comes to matters of CSR.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2023-07-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/apsdpr.v11i1.672
Source Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review; Vol 11, No 1 (2023); 9 pages 2310-2152 2310-2195
Language eng
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