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Corporate social responsibility, NGOs and business partnerships for social sustainability


  • Moldovan Ana Maria

    (Management and Economic Engineering Department, Faculty of Machine Building, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

  • Greenley Matthew

    (Center for Innovation and Organizational Sustainability, Romania)

  • Lakatos Elena Simina

    () (Management and Economic Engineering Department, Faculty of Machine Building, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and Center for Innovation and Organizational Sustainability, Romania)


This article provides information regarding the potential of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to bridge the gap between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and businesses in order to create meaningful socially sustainable projects in specific community environments. Companies as well as NGOs have placed attention on this specific field of interest in the past but often fail to reach the primary goals of the desired community projects due to a lack of knowledge and resources in developing and integrating the projects. This article explains how NGOs and various businesses can benefit each other in a mutual way through a collaboration of reputation, knowledge and effective resources.

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  • Moldovan Ana Maria & Greenley Matthew & Lakatos Elena Simina, 2016. "Corporate social responsibility, NGOs and business partnerships for social sustainability," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 11(1), pages 51-56, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:11:y:2016:i:1:p:51-56

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    non-governmental organizations; business sustainability; corporate social responsibility; social sustainability; partnerships;

    JEL classification:

    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development


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