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Introduction: Bringing the State Back in: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of Norwegian State Capitalism in the International Energy and Extraction Industries
Ståle Knudsen, Dinah Rajak, Siri Lange, and Isabelle Hugøy

Part I: Setting the Scene. Introduction and Framing of CSR in the Norwegian Context.

Chapter 1. Rethinking Access: Key Methodological Challenges in Studying Energy Companies
Ingrid Birce Müftüoğlu, Ståle Knudsen, Ragnhild Freng Dale, Oda Eiken, Dinah Rajak, and Siri Lange

Chapter 2. Samfunnsansvar is not CSR: Mapping Expectations and Practices of (Corporate) Social Responsibility in Norway
Oda Eiken Maraire and Isabelle Hugøy

Chapter 3. Dynamics of Localized Social Responsibility: A Case from Agder, Norway
Eldar Bråten

Chapter 4. Model of a Model: Norsk Hydro at Home and Abroad
Ståle Knudsen

Part II: Ethnographies of Norwegian Corporations’ Engagement with CSR

Chapter 5. Traveling, Translation, Transformation: On Social Responsibility and the Nordic Model in China
Emil A. Røyrvik

Chapter 6. Between Social Footprint and Compliance, or “What IBAMA Wants”: Equinor Brazil’s Social Sustainability Policy
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen

Chapter 7. Gender, Regulation, and Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of Equinor’s Social Investments in Tanzania
Siri Langeand Victoria Wyndham

Chapter 8. Exporting the Norwegian Model Through the “Capacity Building” of a Local Union Branch: The Case of Equinor in Tanzania
Siri Lange

Chapter 9. Staging Mutual Dependencies: Energy Infrastructure and CSR in a Norwegian Petroleum Town
Ragnhild Freng Dale

Chapter 10. Standardizing Responsibility Through the Stakeholder Figure: Norwegian Hydropower in Turkey
Ståle Knudsen, Ingrid Birce Müftüoğlu, and Isabelle Hugøy

Chapter 11. The “Nordic model” in the Middle East Oil Fields: How Shareholder Value Eclipses Corporate Responsibility
Synnøve Bendixsen    

Conclusion: Inactive State Ownership and the Nordic Model Recast as “Values”
Ståle Knudsen


Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of State Capitalism

Ethnographies of Norwegian Energy and Extraction Businesses Abroad

Edited by Ståle Knudsen

354 pages, 10 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-873-7 Hb Published (May 2023)

This title is published as Open Access

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