Metaxas, Theodore and Tsavdaridou, Maria (2012): Corporate social responsibility in Greece during the crisis period.
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The case of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become one of the most widespread business topics among the academic community. Various issues like environmental pollution, economic crisis, corruption, poverty are of major importance these days and besides governments and politicians’ responsibility it is obvious that corporations are also part of these problems. The appliance of CSR is becoming apparent from the corporations, the consumers and the governments in order to face some of the above problems. In Europe the last 15 years, governments, NGOs, small and large enterprises are making an effort to establish in their business CSR strategies so as to become more competitive and innovative in the global market. The research presents the way 46 Greek companies publish CSR activities and which dimensions of CSR are more common among Greek companies. The selection of these companies came from an in depth research on the websites of the companies. The findings reveal that Greek companies over the years become more active especially on environmental issues, human resources and local communities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Corporate social responsibility in Greece during the crisis period|
|Keywords:||CSR, CSR activities, Greek companies, Greece, situation analysis|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M14 - Corporate Culture; Social Responsibility
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M10 - General
|Depositing User:||THEODORE METAXAS|
|Date Deposited:||24. Sep 2012 20:40|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 04:09|
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