An Investigation into Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Medium Enterprises in South Wales
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This thesis adopted a subjective, mixed-method approach towards investigating the attitudes of Small Medium Enterprises owners and managers with regards to Corporate Social Responsibility. The work involved both semi-structured interviews and questionnaires in the data collection section, a study which involved a total of 33 owners and managers of Small Medium Enterprises. The questions were centred on key issues within the world of business and key themes within the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility. The literature review established that there is a distinct need for more regulation in business and that the onus is becoming more focused on how businesses self-regulate through Corporate Social Responsibility. The findings of the primary research established that there was a low level of awareness within Small Medium Enterprises of Corporate Social Responsibility; however it is not embraced on a strategic level.
BA (Hons) Business and Management with Finance
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