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Drivers of support for corporate social responsibility: what matters most to Brazilian business leaders

Gimenes, Fernanda Sousa ORCID: 0000-0003-3992-0632 and Souza Piao, Roberta (2023) Drivers of support for corporate social responsibility: what matters most to Brazilian business leaders. Social Responsibility Journal, 19 (2). 328 - 343. ISSN 1747-1117

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Identification Number: 10.1108/SRJ-03-2020-0115

Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to examine the drivers prompting business leaders to support corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices in Brazil. Design/methodology/approach: The research design selected is a qualitative exploratory multiple-case approach. Data were collected through 16 in-depth interviews with leaders of Brazilian companies. Findings: Evidence is found that the main drivers prompting leaders to support CSR in Brazilian companies are linked to firm performance (economic opportunities and risk management) rather than ethical or external drivers (national policies and stakeholder pressure). In addition to this, the study identifies that for Brazilian business leaders, CSR practices have little to do with individual responsibility and personal fulfilment, but rather with a search for better overall effectiveness of the firm. Originality/value: This study adds to a relevant and increasing body of literature on organisational behaviour from a societal perspective, offering an understanding of what catalyses organisations to engage in CSR practices.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/1...
Additional Information: © 2022 Emerald Publishing Limited.
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2022 15:12
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 05:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114554

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