IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/aes/amfeco/v13y2011i29p221-234.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Implications of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Accounting Profession: The Case of Romania

Author

Listed:
  • Nadia Albu

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Cătălin Nicolae Albu

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Maria Mădălina Gîrbină

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Maria Iuliana Sandu

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

Abstract

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are key issues in the current business environment. Accountants play a crucial role in organizations in areas closely related to corporate social responsibility such as reporting, transparency, ethics, legal compliance, communication with stakeholders, and resource consumption. The aim of this paper is to analyze the role of accountants within the corporate social responsibility, with an emphasis on the Romanian case. Via literature review and job-offer analysis, we investigate the existence of corporate social responsibility practices in Romania and its implications on the accounting profession. We find that such practices are developed to an incipient but increasing extent in Romania. Romanian accountants are increasingly called to transpose the general framework of CSR, which is legal compliance, communication with stakeholders and performance measurement, thus leading to an increase in the importance of the accounting function in an organization. The following step would be the accountants’ involvement in specific actions regarding environmental and social implications, but this is very rare in Romania. We suggest the Romanian higher and professional education adjusts more to the realities of the current business environment.

Suggested Citation

  • Nadia Albu & Cătălin Nicolae Albu & Maria Mădălina Gîrbină & Maria Iuliana Sandu, 2011. "The Implications of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Accounting Profession: The Case of Romania," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 13(29), pages 221-234, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:13:y:2011:i:29:p:221-234
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.amfiteatrueconomic.ro/temp/Article_1027.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. repec:cbu:jrnlec:y:2017:v:5:p:63-69 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Razvan V. Mustata & Carmen Giorgiana Bonaci & Cristina Hintea & Bogdana Neamtu, 2013. "Business Education For Sustainable Development: The Case of Romanian Universities," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 15(Special 7), pages 802-818, November.
    3. Ali Abdelfattah Hamdan Zyadat, 2017. "The Impact of Sustainability on the Financial Performance of Jordanian Islamic Banks," International Journal of Economics and Finance, Canadian Center of Science and Education, vol. 9(1), pages 55-63, January.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); accounting profession; Romania; competence; professional body; role of accountants;

    JEL classification:

    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:13:y:2011:i:29:p:221-234. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Valentin Dumitru). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/aseeero.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.