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Has the origin of capitals a relevant impact on implementing corporate social responsibility? The Uruguayan case

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  • Ana Bogiloff

    (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, España)

  • Natalia Melgar

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    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

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    We assess whether being socially responsible is influenced by the origin of capitals and we examine the different views of the firms regarding CSR, in the case of a small open economy, Uruguay. Our dataset comes from the 2007 Corporate Social Responsibility Survey. The contributions of this research are threefold. Firstly, while a great part of the research on this issue is based on special cases, we employ and draw conclusions from a representative survey. Secondly, we deal with an unexplored issue: the incidence of the origin of capitals in motivating social responsible behavior. Finally, we highlighted the need of strengthening the communication channels between the firms and the public.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 0311.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:0311

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    Keywords: corporate social responsibility; being socially responsible; Urugua;

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