CSR, employee performance and disruptive sustainability in the readymade garment industry in Bangladesh

Naushaba Chowdhury, Pravin Balaraman, Professor Jonathan Liu

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Corporate Social Responsibility continues to be an ongoing effort and initiative that has been embraced by organizations around the world. It is perceived to be an impact on society and practices that are focussed on benefitting the stakeholders. The community, employees and customers are the direct stakeholders that are benefitted and engaged in disseminating the practices. Performance management is crucial for all organizations for sustainable growth and success. The outcome of employee performance has a direct link to organizational success. As employees are an essential receiver and contributor of CSR policies, the impact of CSR practices by organizations needs to be further researched to understand their impact on employee performance. Previous studies conducted leans towards a positive relationship, however, most studies show ambiguous results and needs to be further explored. The developmental paper aims to study the impact of CSR policies and practices on employee performance specific to the readymade garment industry in Bangladesh that has faced challenges on sustainability issues causing a disruption in their processes and practices. In the past decade, the Bangladesh RMG industry has been exposed to CSR following expectations from the B2B partners. With the rising expectation of practicing CSR as a strategy, the apparel manufacturers are engaging in CSR to build a better community, benefit employees and satisfy customers. Research in this area will help the industry to understand whether their efforts towards CSR to the employees have a positive impact on employee performance and simultaneously contribute to knowledge of CSR and employee performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Academy of Management
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023
British Academy of Management Conference 2023: Towards Disruptive Sustainability: New Business Opportunities and Challenges
- University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sept 20236 Sept 2023


British Academy of Management Conference 2023
Abbreviated titleBAM 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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