Category Archives: Business & Society

Roaring Asia

The (Un)Sustainability of Growth

At a glance, significant economic indicators of Asian countries may seem to lead them to prosperous states. The medium and long term question is then whether the growth socially and environmentally sustainable? Welfare is more than just dollars or yuans; it is also about the human and the nature – two elements that are not reaping much benefit from the vast growth in Asia . Concerns on ever-widening economic and social gap lurk in as well as environmental degradation.
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Reviewing Forbes Indonesia's List

Conglomerate Responsibility to Society and Environment

A wealth of trillions of rupiah for almost all the population of the country is nothing more than a fairy tale. However for those who are privileged enough to have it ought to bear in mind a modern fairy tale’s saying of Spider-Man, “With great power comes great responsibility”…
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Menilik Daftar Forbes

Tanggung Jawab Konglomerat atas Masyarakat dan Lingkungan

Jumlah kekayaan sebesar puluhan trilyun bagi hampir seluruh penduduk Nusantara adalah bagaikan dongeng. Tapi paling tidak bagi mereka yang memilikinya semoga mereka juga mencamkan nasihat dongeng mutakhir Spider-Man, “With great power comes great responsibility”, tanggung jawab besar menyertai kekuasaan yang besar…
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Mengenang Seluruh Korban Teror

Terrorisme dan Komunikasi Kemanusiaan

Lima tahun sudah berlalu sejak hari Selasa kelabu tanggal 11 September 2001, namun ingatan publik tentang insiden berdarah yang terjadi masih sangat kental. Sejak saat itu konsep “terorisme” mulai merasuki pasar secara kodian dan diobral sebagai sebuah komoditas yang mengerikan. Masyarakat dunia pada saat itu seakan-akan baru sadar bahwa terorisme merupakan ancaman nyata dalam kehidupan sehari-hari di abad ke-21.
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A Research on CSR Regimes in East-Asia

Growing Towards Another Crisis?

The growth in Asia has been a phenomenon that can not be ignored. But with the growing body of research dedicated to the social implications of businesses as the main economic engine, it is crucial to assess Asian businesses in such perspective. Especially since the assertions made on Asian businesses are discomforting. The leading concept that entails the role of businesses to societal life is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Is it still the case that the current growth in Asia not a sustainable one? Could Asia face another (social) crisis because of the behavior of Corporate Asia?
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Globalization and Terrorism: Multinational Corporations as Part of the Solution

Other than the direct effect of terrorist attacks to business, (international) managers seldom realize the interaction currently going on between globalization, which is the frontier where they work, and terrorism itself –especially how globalization can turn into great advantage for terrorism. At this time the mainstream perception on fighting terrorism focuses more on security-intelligence improvement and superior warfare. Meanwhile, there is a major role that the business world can and should play to effectively deter terrorism globally.
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A Research Outline

Terrorism Coverage in the Indonesian Media

This research proposal was submitted and approved as the Bachelor thesis research International Business Administration -Erasmus University Rotterdam. Due to technical practicalities the original footnotes and appendices are omitted.
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