Family, Home, and Social Sciences
First Faculty Advisor
First Faculty Reader
CSR, FDI, Development, Kenya, Political Economy, International Relations
This study runs a survey experiment in the United States, the home country, and Kenya, the host country, to understand how CSR (corporate social responsibility) affects views towards MNCs (multinational corporations) and FDI (foreign direct investment) from a business and political standpoint. When analyzing the combined CSR treatment that pays no attention to CSR type, I find little effect on perceptions of FDI and MNCs in both the Kenyan and American sample, besides for how the Americans saw positive spill-over effects of CSR to mean the MNC was a good company in a variety of ways. When the CSR treatment was analyzed in its separate types, internal and external, I saw more nuanced results. Internal CSR particularly improved perceptions of FDI and MNCs for the Americans. Kenyans, on the other hand, still proved to be less swayed by CSR treatments.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Walker, Lindsey, "The Effect of CSR on Attitudes Towards Outward and Inward FDI: A Cross-National Comparison of Citizen Perceptions in the United States And Kenya" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 263.