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Position of the Government in Relation to Corporate Social Responsibility

Pavel Adámek ()
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Pavel Adámek: Department of Business Economics and Management, School of Business Administration, Silesian University

No 22, Working Papers from Silesian University, School of Business Administration

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to define the role of the government and examine the opportunities and options of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in government policy and research its relevance to Czech business environment. The concept of CSR in the Czech Republic has evolved notably during the last few years and represents a coherent set of activities and practices that are an integral part of the control strategy of social, environmental and economic organizations, and are implemented by organizations on a voluntary basis beyond the scope of their legal obligations. Therefore it becomes strategically important issues in the relationship between CSR and the public policy frameworks belonging to government concerns within which organizations are operating. Governments have a role to play in ensuring that corporations behave according to the rules and norms of society and can legislate, foster, collaborate with businesses and endorse good practice in order to facilitate the development of CSR. By drawing on existing CSR approach, policy, frameworks and comprehension of CSR are demonstrated. Paper concludes that CSR needs to be understood as part and parcel of a wider system of national societal governance incorporating government institutions, business organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; public policy; government; environment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M14 P28 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-11-17
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