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The Corporate Social Responsibility- An Important Aspect For Consumers


  • Victoria-Mihaela BRÎNZEA

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania)

  • Olimpia OANCEA

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania)

  • Marinela BÃRBULESCU

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania)


In the last period, expectations towards corporate social responsibility (CSR) have been increasing, with people demanding businesses to behave in a socially responsible manner.One of the biggest challenges for marketers nowadays is about satisfying the consumers’ complex needs and the direction tacked by marketing toward social responsibility strengthens the conviction that CSR is no longer a related domain but is a domain that will be part of the future branding. Starting at the word of the managing director of Echo Research, who states that “companies have a tremendous opportunity to partner with enthusiastic global citizens to affect change, but they must understand the motives, perceptions and appropriate types of engagement from market to market”, this article aims to present some theoretically aspects and some findings of the researches demonstrating the importance given by the consumers to the corporate social responsibility.

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  • Victoria-Mihaela BRÎNZEA & Olimpia OANCEA & Marinela BÃRBULESCU, 2014. "The Corporate Social Responsibility- An Important Aspect For Consumers," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 13(1), pages 48-54.
  • Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2014:i:1:p:48-54

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    1. Henry Chesbrough & Richard S. Rosenbloom, 2002. "The role of the business model in capturing value from innovation: evidence from Xerox Corporation's technology spin-off companies," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 11(3), pages 529-555, June.
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    consumer expectations; consumer behavior; Corporate Social Responsibility; responsible citizens; engagement.;

    JEL classification:

    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing


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