While research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is reaching new territories, the extent to which such literature manifests itself in developing countries is yet to be fully understood. To that end, this study investigates the understanding, evolution, and practice of CSR in Vietnam.
A systematic review of the current literature in the recent past (2000-2020) has been embraced in this research. By analysing a total of 143 articles, we demonstrate that there has been visible growth in published articles related to CSR in Vietnam over the last 21 years.
We demonstrate that CSR research in Vietnam has significantly grown in the recent past. Our results highlight the in-depth distribution of publications by year, journal, industry, nature, and focus of CSR research in the country.
This study is not only the first to provide an enhanced overview of the current state of CSR knowledge in the country but also sets out directions within the CSR research agenda related to Vietnam and potentially other emerging and developing countries.