Managerial Conceptualisation of Corporate Social Responsibility : An Exploratory Study

Johnston, Kim A. & Beatson, Amanda T. (2005) Managerial Conceptualisation of Corporate Social Responsibility : An Exploratory Study. In Purchase, Sharon (Ed.) Australia New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference, Dec 3-9 2005, Perth, Western Australia.

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has grown to play a significant and important role in directing and defining the way organisations do business. While a number of studies have explored the dimensions of corporate social responsibility and the role of management in allocating resources, given the recognised importance to business, few studies have empirically explored management conceptualisations of CSR in practice. Using structured interviews and thematic analysis, this study explores managerial conceptualisations of CSR from 37 organisations. The results indicate that while supporting selective components of Carroll’s (1979) dimensions, organisations were generally not able to clearly articulate a clear definition of CSR. These findings have implications for marketers given the social influences on the marketing exchange relationship and the established benefits for improved organisational performance.

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ID Code: 9857
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: corporate social responsibility, marketing communication, management
ISBN: 064645546X ; 0646455028
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:13

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