Commercial Activity’s Contribution to Sustainable Development by Social Responsability Actions: a Vision of SMEs
AbstractThis paper reports on a small study concerning the development of the social responsibility concept, in order to reveal how this concept became an important element of the sustainable development. According to this relationship, there are presented the results of a qualitative research among small and middle- sized companies involved in commercial activity in Bucharest, to show the way in which their activities of social responsibility meet the national strategy of sustainable development. The conclusions of this paper support the literature in the field, that underlines the fact that small and middle companies involved in commercial activity are concerned mostly with the way they succeed in achieving the economic objectives, and social responsibility is understood more at a minimal level, that are connected with legal obligations. The way in which the activity of the company meets the demands of a sustainable development represents a diffuse preoccupation, totally subordinated to the objectives of economic performance.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania in its journal The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal.
Volume (Year): 12 (2010)
Issue (Month): 27 (February)
sustainable development; small and middle-sized companies with commercial activity; social responsibility; commercial activity;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
- O16 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
- D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics; Underlying Principles
- L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General
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