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Peculiar strengths and relational attributes of SMEs in the context of CSR

Show simple item record Jamali D. Zanhour M. Keshishian T.
dc.contributor.editor 2009 2017-09-07T07:51:17Z 2017-09-07T07:51:17Z 2009
dc.identifier 10.1007/s10551-008-9925-7
dc.identifier.issn 1674544
dc.description.abstract The spotlight in the CSR discourse has traditionally been focused on multinational corporations (MNCs). This paper builds on a burgeoning stream of literature that has accorded recent attention to the relevance and importance of integrating small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the CSR debate. The paper begins by an overview of the CSR literature and a synthesis of relevant evidence pertaining to the peculiarities and special relational attributes of SMEs in the context of CSR. Noting the thin theoretical grounding in the literature on offer, the paper then presents relevant CSR theoretical perspectives that could be useful in conducting further research on SMEs. In light of this framework, the paper outlines the findings of an empirical study highlighting the peculiar CSR orientations of SMEs in a developing country context in comparison to some of their MNC counterparts. The study is qualitative in nature, capitalizing on a comparative research design to highlight differences in CSR orientations between SMEs and MNCs. The findings are presented and implications are drawn regarding the peculiar relational attributes of SMEs in the context of CSR generally, and developing countries more specifically, and how this inclination can be further nurtured and leveraged. © Springer 2008.
dc.format.extent Pages: (355-377)
dc.language English
dc.publisher DORDRECHT
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Journal of Business Ethics; Publication Year: 2009; Volume: 87; no. 3; Pages: (355-377);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Peculiar strengths and relational attributes of SMEs in the context of CSR
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Jamali, D., American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Zanhour, M., American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Keshishian, T., American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Jamali, D.; American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Suliman S. Olayan School of Business; Department: School of Business;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment School of Business
dc.contributor.faculty Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jamali, D
dc.contributor.authorInitials Zanhour, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Keshishian, T
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Jamali, D (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 70349299209
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr J. Bus. Ethics
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Journal of Business Ethics
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr J. Bus. Ethics
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 87
dc.source.ID WOS:000267682500006
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Corporate Social Responsibility
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Developing Countries
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Multinational Corporations
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Small and Medium Enterprises
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Corporate Social-Responsibility
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Perspective
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Performance
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Businesses
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Drivers
dc.subject.otherWOS Business
dc.subject.otherWOS Ethics

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