The Relevance of CSR in Family Businesses

Britta Boyd, Svend Hollensen

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Companies worldwide increasingly focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues. External and internal stakeholders support companies to act more environmentally and socially friendly. Environmental and social challenges have to be solved not only to satisfy customers but to create competitive advantages and adhere to new regulations and legal constraints. Research shows that social and environmental orientation of family firms differ from non-family firms. The focus of this research lies on investigating and comparing multinational companies with regards to their CSR activities. Based on resource theory websites and other material of the companies are analysed. The CSR engagement is further evaluated by conducting interviews of company owners or managers. The results show how family firms can create competitive advantages by focussing their activities on CSR. Theoretical contributions of this study can be derived from applying a CSR model to rate family and non-family firms according to their CSR activities.
TitelIfera 2018 Conference Proceedings : Coping with disruptions: Family firm continuity and sustainability in times of rapid change
RedaktørerAnita Van Gils, Ilse Matser, Josip Kotlar
ISBN (Trykt)9789077901922
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedIfera Conference 2018: Coping with Disruptions: Family Firm Continuity and Sustainability in Times of Rapid Change - Zwolle, Holland
Varighed: 3. jul. 20186. jul. 2018


KonferenceIfera Conference 2018


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