Corporate Social Responsibility Politics in Small and Medium-Sized Companies from Poland


It would be seemed that Corporate Social Responsibility is the domain of large companies, which due to their adopted policy and financial means, are able to perform actions according to the scope of CSR. However, as with the principles of the Sustainable Development concept, companies from the SME sector are able, to some extent, carry out activities in line with the CSR policy. The main purpose of this article was to conduct the research among Polish companies from the SME sector, related to the CSR concept implementation. The author have studied what kind of actions are being, the most often, performed, to what extent, the employees and immediate surroundings, are engaged in the implementation of these actions and whether they bring concrete results in the form of, for example, an increasing number of customers, bigger market share or higher profits. In the end the possibility of developing some guidelines for SME companies, declaring their willingness to take action in the field of CSR has been also discussed.

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Paula Bajdor, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Tomasz Lis, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Pawe≈_ Nowodzinski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

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Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Economic Sustainability: Sustainable Businesses and CSR

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