The methodological and formative foundations for the development of the corporate social responsibility practice of international companies to ensure a sustainable level of economic security are defined in the article. It has been determined that the corporate social responsibility of international business is a systemic guideline in the development of corporate plans for market development, which are explained by the annual increase in the degree of integration of economic processes in the context of globalization, which provides for corporate transparency, social responsibility, and business efficiency. With the organizational foundations, it has been revealed that the concept of corporate social responsibility provides an opportunity to position oneself as a reliable employer and business structure, which is successfully developing and operates in accordance with international standards and requirements of the modern market. The modern directions of implementation of the practice of corporate social responsibility of international business have been substantiated, a structure for assessing the social responsibility of international business has been formed. An information map of social investment in the international business environment has been developed. The main areas and directions of corporate social responsibility in the international business environment that ensure economic security are highlighted and structured. A system of indicators for a comprehensive assessment of corporate social responsibility in the business environment and a method for ranking the integral indicator within the limits of corporate economic security have been developed.
This article is a continuation of the historical overview of corporate social responsibility (CSR), took place in the 20th century. The main definitions, principles, actions were explained with the purpose of research the influence if the kinds of responsibilities as legal, ethical, philanthropic on the sustainable development of the enterprise. The consequent CSR concepts observations are presented, namely Social Responsibility of Business Man, Stakeholder Approach, Three dimensional model, Three-dimensional model of principles, policies and processes, Institutional framework and extended corporate actions, Three-domains approach, Contemporary concept. The new XXI centuries SCR concepts were discovered and their theories fixed. Novel insights into contemporary meaning of SCR are being suggested.
This article present a historical background of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) evolution since 1950s to the contemporary concept which represents CSR as a process to integrate social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns into business operations and core strategy in close corporation with multi-stakeholders of enterprise. As we enlarged the scope of our research we found an extensive panorama of theories about corporate social responsibility, an abundance of approaches, and diverse descriptions of the models. Corporate social responsibility can be called corporate conscience, corporate citizenship, social performance, or sustainable responsible business. The first part of this research paper offers a historical overview of CSR, to facilitate the account from a thematic point of view which switching-over to the CSR evolution into different concepts.
The use of social responsibility as a business management strategy was defined, from a theoretical point of view, was studied to determine its utility to the change of the productive matrix for Ecuador sustainability. A descriptive correlational research was carried out in four companies in the Pichincha province, demonstrating that there are significant differences in the integral performance of Corporate Social Responsibility regarding the change of the productive matrix; that the eight indicators that influence the most these differences were found. There was a positive correlation with the two indicators related to the change in the productive matrix, which provided empirical evidence that the companies that perform better in Social Responsibility have better conditions to develop the required production transformation.
This paper is an attempt to review the European debate between proponents of the voluntary and the obligatory case for CSR in the middle of the economic crisis that we are living. Starting by the analysis of the current European government-led initiatives to foster CSR among companies we move to the analysis of two specific national government-led initiatives in the EU area, Spain and Poland. Finally, the paper focuses on the comparison of both cases, as an example of the disparities between national policies in Europe. The lack of a regulatory European framework for CSR could explain the misbalance between country initiatives.