The role of corporate social responsibility to create positive positioning in the branding of a country and particular to Pakistan.
Background:In this highly competitive world countries are working hard to brand themselves by creating positive image of their country to attract world’s share of business, investment, tourism, students, events etc.There are many factors involved to create soft image of a country like environment, people, tourism, business, governance, politics and others. But one factor, which countries are implementing but not considering as a part of country’s branding strategy that is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR is about considering social responsibility for workforce, society and environment by corporate sector/companies.
Purpose:The purpose of our thesis to focus on relationship between CSR and country branding that how CSR helps to create soft image of a country and become part of country’s branding strategy. We also investigated the case of Pakistan that how CSR can play a role in branding Pakistan by the help of corporate sector in close collaboration with government.
Methods:On the basis of our research area we used qualitative approach. The secondary data have been collected through literature review of research papers, magazines, websites and books. The primary data have been collected by conducting interviews and considering Sweden as case.
Author: Aamir Sohail, Kashif Shahzad, Ishtiaq Ahmad.
Source: Blekinge Institute of Technology
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