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dc.contributor.authorLee, Ki-Hoon
dc.contributor.authorHerold, David M
dc.contributor.authorYu, Ae-Li
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T01:54:34Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T01:54:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1535-3958
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/csr.1366
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141227
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to investigate the characteristics of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice in Swedish small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs). A case study approach is used to investigate the CSR perception, motivation, and activities of two Swedish SMEs. This paper indicates that two Swedish SMEs studied adopt a profit‐seeking rather than a profit‐sacrificing CSR approach. Furthermore, the paper argues that the perception, the motivation, and part of the CSR activities are well incorporated in the decision to engage in CSR. However, the Swedish SMEs in our case studies are often limited in communicating their CSR activities due to a lack of resources and management skills. This communication gap between intended and actual communication drives the overall CSR impact on business performance from marginal to non‐existent. As a result, looking at the overall business impact, a meant‐to‐be profit‐seeking strategy is actually turned into a profit‐sacrificing activity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom88
dc.relation.ispartofpageto99
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCorporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleSmall and Medium Enterprises and Corporate Social Responsibility Practice: A Swedish Perspective
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLee, Ki-Hoon
gro.griffith.authorHerold, David M.


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