CSR in the Middle East: From Philanthropy to Modern CSR

  • Kamel Mellahi
  • Belaid Rettab


Since the early 2000s, a number of significant developments have occurred in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR). This chapter provides an overview of the evolution of CSR in the Middle East. It tracks the evolution of CSR in the Middle East from its philanthropic origins to its current practice. The chapter draws on a survey of business in Dubai to illustrate the practice of CSR in the Middle East.


Philanthropy Strategic philanthropy CSR Middle East Dubai 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Responsible BusinessDubai Chamber of Commerce and IndustryDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Economic Research and Sustainable Business DevelopmentDubai Chamber of Commerce and IndustryDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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