chapter  10
11 Pages


Empirical study and interview analysis
WithJieqi Guan, Carlos Noronha

This chapter presents an empirical study and an interview analysis by incorporating the findings from the content analysis results with the literature. In China, many industrial associations have close relationships with the central government, and some of them have even been formed by government authorities. Several studies have demonstrated that in order to build an ethical business environment, governments have developed a considerable number of social reporting initiatives that regulate corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting practices of state-owned enterprises or government-linked companies. Many researches have indicated that the degree of a company's media exposure is positively associated with its CSR disclosure. The research shows that the central government acts like a propeller and stimulates the CSR reporting of Chinese enterprises. Semi-structured face-to-face or phone interviews were applied during the third phase of the research.