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Does ownership type cause any difference in the perception of Malaysian SME owners/managers towards corporate social responsibility?

Mehran Nejati and Azlan Amran

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2012, vol. 7, issue 1, 63-81

Abstract: This study aims to measure the perception of owners/managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) towards corporate social responsibility (CSR). It also seeks to examine whether ownership type causes any difference in the CSR attitudes of small firms' owners. The findings of this study revealed that majority of Malaysian SME owners have a philanthropic view towards CSR followed by modern view. Besides, it was found that ownership type causes a significant difference in the perception towards CSR's cost/benefit between sole proprietorship firms and private limited enterprises. The main limitation of this research is related to the geographical distribution of the sample and the issue of social desirability.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; CSR; perception; ownership type; Malaysia; small firms. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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