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Sustainable development in the Spanish region of Valencia and the social responsibility of SMEs. A multi-stakeholder vision on the role of public administrations


  • Juana Rivera-Lirio
  • Maria Munoz-Torres


The complexity associated with the public and private management of sustainable development is causing the increasing involvement of various European Union governments in issues related to the social responsibility of organisations. However, the debate about the nature of this involvement is still open. The study here shows the results of a survey conducted in the Spanish region of Valencia among businesses and social agents, paying special attention to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The outcomes of the interviews display the nascent state of CSR implementation both in the companies of the region and the government initiatives related to encouraging the development of the concept.

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  • Juana Rivera-Lirio & Maria Munoz-Torres, 2010. "Sustainable development in the Spanish region of Valencia and the social responsibility of SMEs. A multi-stakeholder vision on the role of public administrations," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 53(5), pages 573-590.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:53:y:2010:i:5:p:573-590 DOI: 10.1080/09640561003694419

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    1. Benedict C. Doepfer & André Habisch & Harald Pechlaner & Xenia-Isabel Poppe & Christoph Schwarz, 2016. "Entrepreneurship, shared values and the region - assessing the conditions for regional social performance of entrepreneurial behaviour," International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 7(1), pages 36-56.


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