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CSR in metallurgy sector in Greece: A content analysis

Theodore Metaxas () and Maria Tsavdaridou ()

Resources Policy, 2013, vol. 38, issue 3, 295-309

Abstract: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become one of the most widespread business topics among the academic community. Various issues like environmental pollution, economic crisis, corruption, poverty are of major importance these days and besides governments and policy makers responsibility it is obvious that corporations are also part of these problems. In Europe the last 15 years, governments, NGOs, small and large enterprises are making an effort to establish in their business CSR strategies so as to become more competitive and innovative in the global market. The research presents the way 8 Greek companies from the metallurgy sector publish CSR activities and which dimensions of CSR are more common among Greek companies. The companies were selected according to a study of ICAP Group about CSR and Leading Employers in Greece. The findings reveal how Greek companies during the economic crisis make their effort to be more active especially on environmental issues, human resources, health and safety and contribution to local communities. The results of their efforts are controversial as far as their CSR strategy concerns.

Keywords: CSR; Metallurgy sector; Content analysis; Greece (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M10 M12 M14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2013.03.010

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