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A Perspective on the Applicability of the Quadripartite Model of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Organizations of the Western Development Region, Romania

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Author(s): Cristina GĂNESCU | Andreea GANGONE

Journal: Economia : Seria Management
ISSN 1454-0320

Volume: 16;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 121;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: corporate social responsibility | pyramid of corporate social responsibility | quadripartite model of social responsibility | social responsibility dimensions

ABSTRACT
This paper addresses the issues of social obligations that organizations have to society, starting from an analysis of the quadripartite model of corporate social responsibility described by Archie B. Carroll in 1979 and known by 1991 as the "pyramid of corporate social responsibility". The objective of this paper is to demonstrate that social responsibility dimensions do not exclude each other, but can in practice be approached by companies at the same time, but in different weights. A sociological survey conducted in the industrial organizations operating in the Western Development Region of Romania supports this hypothesis and, by creating a set of key factors, illustrates the reason why organizations tend to rely mainly on one or more of the specific dimensions of social responsibility. This research is, in our opinion, the first attempt to highlight the applicability of the model of social responsibility in businesses in Romania.
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