The main objective of this paper is to identify the relationship between entrepreneurial and territorial values embedded in small and medium-sized family businesses that facilitate the orientation towards corporate social responsibility and sustainability. After a brief analysis of the literary framework on family SMEs and CSR, the work describes the principle findings that have emerged from a qualitative investigation focused on a sample of Italian family SME in which the orientation towards CSR is the result of entrepreneur and family values diffused and shared in the local socio-economic environment to which the entrepreneur, the family and the company are strongly rooted.

Embeddedness and social cohesion: to the roots of CSR and sustainability. Evidence from Italian family SMEs

DEL BALDO, MARA
2012-01-01

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The main objective of this paper is to identify the relationship between entrepreneurial and territorial values embedded in small and medium-sized family businesses that facilitate the orientation towards corporate social responsibility and sustainability. After a brief analysis of the literary framework on family SMEs and CSR, the work describes the principle findings that have emerged from a qualitative investigation focused on a sample of Italian family SME in which the orientation towards CSR is the result of entrepreneur and family values diffused and shared in the local socio-economic environment to which the entrepreneur, the family and the company are strongly rooted.
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