Date Added: Jul 2010
This paper explores civil society's perceptions on corporate social disclosure using Gramscian explanation of civil society, political society and structural hegemony. Prior studies have looked at Corporate Social Disclosures (CSD hereafter) mainly from the managerial perspective and using theoretical lenses such as stakeholder, legitimacy and political economy theories. There are very few studies which have examined CSD from a social stakeholder perspective. More importantly, very few studies employed Gramscian explanation into CSD literature. This paper contributes to that limited CSD literature. Semi-structured interviews were carried out in the selected social and environmental NGOs (a major element of civil society) of both overseas and Bangladesh origin.