This second volume is a special issue from paper presentations on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the “International Conference on Rethinking Realities, Reimagining Pluralism: Future Landscapes of Pluralism for Democratic Societies”, on 14-15 December 2010, held at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). The conference was a final outcome of ‘Possibilities of Religious Pluralism’–a joint project involving Universiti Sains Malaysia and Linkoping University Malaysia and funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).
The papers were reviewed by a team of scholars: Goran Collste from the Centre for Applied Ethics at Linköping University, Sweden, Sharifah Zaleha S Hassan and Shamsul Amri Baharuddin from Center for Ethnic Studies (KITA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and Ellisha Nasruddin and Reevany Bustami from CSR & Philanthropy and Transdisciplinary Action Group (CPTAG) at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
- The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility inMulti-Ethnic Communities in North Sumatra:An Economic Sociology Perspective – Badaruddin Mohamed
Besides being known as a pluralistic society, North Sumatra, especially the Medan City, thethird largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya, is also known for its rich naturalresources and agriculture. North Sumatra attracts many investors, both local investors,national, and international. The presence of companies with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives should be…more
- The Indonesian Chinese and Cross Cultural-Communicationthrough CSR Activities – Bambang Shergi Laksmono, Rizky Wisnoentoro, Mira O. Wardhani
Globalization, China on the rise, and rapid democratization in Indonesia are among major challenging circumstances Indonesia is confronted with today. In terms of culture, China nowincreases to be a strong imagined reference for self identity among overseas Chinese. Where and how then, could national identity of Indonesia be brought forward? This paper focuses on…more
- Medina Constitution: Exploration of Foundational Tenantsfor Multi Ethnic Business Community – Reeza Bustami, Reevany Bustami, Bustami Sharbani
It is argued that one of the best models to a multi-ethnic and multi-religious state is the one shown by Prophet Muhammad (God’s peace and prayer be upon him) in Medina. In the year 622 A.D. the Prophet drafted the first ever constitution which united the population of Medina comprising twenty-two tribes and diverse religious groups of Muslims, Jews, and Pagans. Prior to the Prophet’s emigration to Medina, these people were at…more
- Ethnic Diversity in the Pluralistic Economy:Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Four Critical Areas of Organizational Integration in Malaysia and Beyond – Reevany Bustami, Ellisha Nasruddin and Kinsley Sen Fa Ng
With the recurring public and academic discussions on equality, mobility and integration, the workplace represents a locus of concern for such issues as diversity and fairness. In the context of businesses, these social issues are under the umbrella of workplace corporate social responsibility (CSR), with special relevance to diversity management. This article maps out key issues of the diversity management vis-à-vis workplace CSR. While acknowledging the importance of other dimensions of diversity, such as…more
- CSR and Good Practices of Stakeholder Engagement:A Case Study of Cross Ethnic Business Relations in Nagaland – Vijay Kapur & Enakshi Sengupta
This paper seeks to illustrate how KR Steelunion Limited, an iron and steel manufacturer in India dealt with a particular problem of making in roads into Nagaland, a remote state in north-eastern India, having 50 years of in surgency. KR Steelunion had to build trust among the people of Nagaland and thereby defend its…more