The purpose of this study is to explore perceptions of corporate social responsibility among Indian apparel manufacturers. Twenty-six industry professionals working in the Indian apparel industry were interviewed, including 20 males and 6 females. PhD Dissertation The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 179 (2012) GUPTA, MEGHA, Ph.D. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Apparel Industry: An Exploration of Indian Manufacturers' Perceptions. (2012) Directed By Dr. Despite the growing demands for corporate social responsibility, little research has been done to understand its role in developing countries such as India. In last few decades, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has marked its importance in scholarly research as evidenced by an increasing number of articles and journals dedicated to the topic (Dirnach, 2008).