Handbook of Research Methods in Corporate Social Responsibility
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Handbook of Research Methods in Corporate Social Responsibility

Edited by David Crowther and Linne Lauesen

Corporate social responsibility now touches upon most aspects of the interaction between business and society. The approaches taken to research in this area are as varied as the topics that are researched; yet this is the first book to address the whole range of methods available. The book identifies the methods available, evaluates their use and discusses the circumstances in which they might be appropriate. It also includes forward-thinking guidance from experienced academics on the future directions of research in the area.
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Chapter 16: Interviews as an instrument to explore management motivation for corporate social and environmental reporting

Homaira Semeen and Muhammad Azizul Islam

Abstract

Interview as a research method is crucial to understand the deep motivation behind the corporate social and environmental reporting practices. This chapter documents the use of the interview method within social and environmental accounting research and finds that using interviews as the procedure of securing knowledge in relation to motivation behind corporate social and environmental reporting is relatively new. The significance of the use of such method to support social and environmental accounting research is also discussed in this chapter.

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