FROM THE BUSINESS STRATEGY RESULT TO A SOURCE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THE DUAL ROLE OF CSR
Over recent decades corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a major topic in economic literature, especially from a business perspective. This is due to the positive connection between responsible behaviour and profitability. The increasing role of CSR in sustainable growth and employment generation in the world’s economies means that it is now a priority in political agendas across the globe. This work proposes a study of CSR from an international comparative perspective, conducting an analysis of CSR as an intermediate variable. The results confirm the role of CSR as an interface between levels of internationalisation and business innovation, on one hand, and economic development and social change, on the other.
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1 The authors thank the Chair of Innovation and Cooperative and Business Development of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) for the financial support received to develop this work. The authors also thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions to improve the quality of the paper.
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