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The Role of Dubai Government in Supporting Responsible and Sustainable Practices of the Private Sector: A Case Study on the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Shaymaa El-Said Salem ()
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Shaymaa El-Said Salem: Ajman University, UAE

No 014SS, Working papers from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: : The increasing profile of CSR as a concept in government action linked to the challenges of globalization and economic change in the late 20th century, such as corporate citizenship, and the interrelationships between trade, investment, and sustainable development. The purpose of this study is to provide a deeper understanding of how governments support the practices of social responsibility, by identifying the roles adopted by Dubai government to support and promote the responsible and sustainable business practices in Dubai, via case study approach on Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The study also aims to monitor and analyze Dubai Chamber’s efforts and policies in this regard, in order to draw lessons learned and to make suggestions that can used to improve the performance of governments and to create pioneering experiments in this area. For data collection of this study, the researcher used a qualitative analysis and case study approach, based on in-depth interviews with those responsible for the Center of Responsible Business (CRB) at Dubai Chamber. The main findings of the case study demonstrate that Dubai Chamber promotes CSR as an opportunity and competitive advantage for business, as it adopts win-win relationship "mutual benefit" with the private sector. It plays different and integral roles (awareness role, regulatory role, legislative role, and endorsing role) to entrench the principle of corporate citizenship and to support businesses to work in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Keywords: corporate citizenship; corporate social responsibility; Dubai government; sustainable development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 12 pages
Date: 2019-11
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Published in Proceedings of the 15th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, November 6-7, 2019, pages 98-110

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