Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and successful social enterprises would play an irreplaceable role in Tourism-assisting the poor (TAP). Research into CSR and social enterprises in TAP in China is in a very early stage. Although more and more researchers have paid attention to CSR in tourism and poverty alleviation practice, they seldom give their focuses on TAP where CSR and social enterprises would play a significant role. The research focusing on TAP either at theoretical and practical levels is left behind the practice. This paper reviews the research progress in China and compares it with the international research literature. It suggests that while China can learn a lot from the international community about CSR practice and research, China needs its own research agenda of CSR and social enterprise in the context of TAP to suit China’s uniqueness in terms of its institutional arrangement, legal system, and rural capacity.
|Translated title of the contribution||Research Progress in Corporate Social Responsibility in the Context of ‘Tourism-Assisting the Poor’ in China|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Journal of China Tourism Research|
|Early online date||6 May 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|