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Zmysla, Andriana
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Paschalidou, Vasiliki
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2015-08-22T14:15:37Z
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2015-09-27T06:05:22Z
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2015-08-22
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https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/799
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Greek SMEs: an empirical study
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masterThesis
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Corporate Social Responsibility
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Greek SMEs
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employees‟ perceptions
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CSR dimensions
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en
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free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Management
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2010-09
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Zmysla Andriana and Paschalidou Vasiliki, 2010, Corporate Social Responsibility in Greek SMEs: an empirical study, Master's Dissertation, International Hellenic University
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Corporate Social Responsibility (hereafter CSR) has appeared as an emerging area of increased interest in the corporate world. CSR focuses on the long-term sustainability of business and the society. It penetrates to the core of how businesses operate and the way in which key stakeholders and society affect this operation. It can be applicable to businesses of all sizes. However, despite the construct‟s importance, relatively little is known about CSR among small and medium sized enterprises, and in particular about employees‟ perception with regard to the issue. This study concentrates on employees‟ understanding of CSR policies and provides information with regard to emerging trends of CSR from the employees‟ point of view and the extent to which Greek companies implement CSR activities. For the purpose of the current research, 70 employees from various Greek SMEs were surveyed in order to find out whether employees are aware of the CSR concept, how they perceive it, which areas of CSR they consider most important, what obstacles effect the effective implementation of such activities among Greek SMEs and whether firms have a separate budget or an individual who is in charge of CSR programs in Greek SMEs. Interesting results regarding employees‟ perceptions of CSR in Greek SMEs provide us with useful insight in order to indicate a safer and more successful path for the application of the CSR in practice.
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Abstract……………………………………………………………………..... 1 Acknowledgments…………………………………………………………… 2 Table of contents……………………………………………………………... 3 Table of illustrations…………………………………………………………. 4 Definitions and acronyms……………………………………………………. 5 1 Introduction…………………………………………………………………... 6 2 Literature review……………………………………………………………... 9 2.1 The evolution of the concept of CSR………………………………………... 9 2.2 Definitions of CSR…………………………………………………………... 10 2.3 Arguments For and Against CSR……………………………………………. 12 2.4 Obstacles for implementing CSR in SMEs………………………………….. 14 2.5 CSR aspects – Stakeholders value…………………………………………… 14 2.6 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises……………………………………….. 16 2.7 Reasons of applying CSR in SMEs………………………………………….. 18 2.8 A framework for CSR in European SMEs…………………………………... 19 2.9 European CSR practices for SMEs…………………………………………... 21 2.10 CSR in SMEs in the Greek context………………………………………….. 23 3 Methodology…………………………………………………………………. 24 3.1 Research setting……………………………………………………………… 24 3.2 Survey instrument……………………………………………………………. 25 3.3 Sample and data collection…………………………………………………... 26 4 Data analysis…………………………………………………………………. 26 4.1 The sample…………………………………………………………………… 27 4.2 Description of CSR according to respondents ………………………………. 28 4.3 Categories of CSR…………………………………………………………… 28 4.4 Definitions of CSR…………………………………………………………... 31 4.5 Opinion of respondents as to why companies are involved in CSR activities. 32 4.6 CSR areas………………………………………………………………..…… 33 4.7 Macro-environmental factors influencing CSR……………………………… 34 4.8 Importance of attitudes regarding the impact of CSR practices……………... 35 4.9 Arguments For and Against corporate social responsibility involvement…… 36 4.10 Obstacles for implementing CSR policies…………………………………… 37 4.11 Separate budget for CSR…………………………………………………….. 38 4.12 Who is in charge of CSR programs in Greek SMEs?....................................... 39 5 Discussion……………………………………………………………………. 40 5.1 CSR dimensions……………………………………………………………… 40 5.2 CSR definition………………………………………………………………. 43 5.3 Macro-environmental factors, influencing attitudes towards CSR practices... 45 5.4 Importance of attitudes regarding the impact of CSR practices……………... 46 5.5 Arguments For and Against CSR involvement……………………………… 47 5.6 Obstacles to implementation of CSR policies……………………………….. 49 5.7 Existence of separate budget for CSR and individuals who are responsible for CSR programs in SMEs………………………………………………… 49 5.8 Recommendations……………………………………………………………. 50 6 Theoretical and managerial implications…………………………………….. 52 7 Limitations and directions for future research……………………………….. 54 8 Conclusions…………………………………………………………………... 55 9 References……………………………………………………………………. 57 10 Appendices 1 – Questionnaire……………………………………………….. 62 11 Appendices 2 – Tables…………………………………………...................... 71
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Kyrgidou, Lyda
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Prof. Selim, George
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Prof. Steare, Roger
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Plakogiannaki, Dr. Emmanuela
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School Of Economics & Bussiness Administration ,M. Sc. In Management
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ihu
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85
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