Natalya Turkina

Natalya Turkina

I am a PhD student of the faculty of Business and Economics (Department of Management and Marketing) of the University of Melbourne. I have obtained MA in International Economics and Business in Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary and BS in Financial Management in my native city, Novosibirsk, in the heart of Siberia, Russia.

Main spheres of my research interest are comparative CSR, comparative capitalism, institutional and stakeholder theories.

Shale gas: play at your own cost

By · September 27th, 2013

Natalya Turkina explores the rise of shale gas extraction and consumption, termed ‘fracking’, with unexpected implications ranging from the economic to the environmental.

Limits of CSR: mere lyrics versus the current political economy paradigm

By · September 6th, 2013

Natalya Turkina endeavours to pin down and assess the notion of corporate social responsibility.

To regulate or not to regulate

By · August 15th, 2013

Natalya Turkina asserts that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has an important role to play in ensuring a socially and environmentally sound milieu for economic activity. Drawing on several examples, Turkina also conveys CSR does not conform to its stereotype of being voluntary.

China in Africa: mutual benefits or new era of colonisation?

By · March 31st, 2013

Natalya Turkina shows that Sino-African commerce appears to be carried out out on a purely self-interested basis despite the outwardly altruistic Development and Poverty Alleviation Programmes. The Chinese non-intervention policy, as well as its often absent social responsibility standards have lead to rampant abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Above all Turkina’s article is a chilling reminder that the spectre of colonial exploitation haunts the Continent two centuries on.

How Does Culture Impact our Expectations of Corporate Social Responsibility?

By · March 17th, 2013

Cultural differences between Eastern and Western countries have the potential to affect CSR whether it be in explicit form or implicit form.

Who is the most sustainable?

By · January 20th, 2013

Which companies are the most sustainable and responsible? The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Review tells us where they come from and who’s ahead of the rest.

The Kimberley Process – Middling success of global governance in CSR

By · December 2nd, 2012

Blood diamonds and “clean diamonds” – can the Kimberley Process set them apart?

Difference between Good and Responsible Businessmen

By · October 24th, 2012

A naturally good businessman is not necessarily, and perhaps rarely, a socially responsible businessman. Should they be?

What Gets Measured gets Done

By · October 11th, 2012

The difference between CSR and CSV, and why sometimes, when you promise less, people will expect less.

10 Commandments of a Responsible Business

By · September 26th, 2012

Interpreting and applying the Moses’ 10 commandments to the world of business ethics.

De Beers and Alrosa

By · September 9th, 2012

Corporate Social Responsibility in diamond mining companies.

CSR as a Product of Interactions between Market, Political and Civil Institutions

By · August 19th, 2012

Exploring the topic of corporate social responsibility in the modern economy.

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