日本における中小企業のCSR活動:高崎近隣の中小企業10社における事例研究  [in Japanese] Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:An Exploratory Case of Japanese Firms in Takasaki Area  [in Japanese]

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This study investigates the nature and characteristics of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the exploratory case of Japanese firms in Takasaki area. The results show that Japanese SME CSR activities are neither organized nor formalized unlike large corporations and most of these activities are done by managers' discretion or altruism. This study also finds the SME managers who are engaged in CSR activities tend to believe their actions contribute to the company profit indirectly through community development and local SME alliances those create new business opportunities. However, the problems and challenges SME CSR facing are also revealed. In order to promote CSR in SMEs, the managers are strongly expected to understand the nature of CSR itself and incorporate it to the daily practices.

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  • Journal of Japan Society for Business Ethics Study

    Journal of Japan Society for Business Ethics Study 24(0), 111-124, 2017

    JAPAN SOCIETY FOR BUSINESS EHICS

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