To Act or Not to Act in a Socially Responsible Way?

Magdalena Rojek-Nowosielska


The aim of the signal paper is to show CSR model through the lens of continuum model and Kohlberg’s moral development. Referring to the aim, the research question is whether a company, as an entity operating in a competitive market, should fulfill the needs and expectations reported by stakeholders. To answer the question, the author use CSR and Kohlberg’s model and exam what CSR level and the levels of Kohlberg moral development have been taken by entities that agree with the above mentioned statement. Referring to the research results, it should be stated that the vast majority of respondents support the thesis that the company should be involved in meeting the needs and expectations of stakeholders (351 of the 385 surveyed companies in Poland). Taking into account the answers of respondents who in the continuum model of CSR obtained the highest (R) level, it can be noted that the most often given answer was that being an honest citizen causes an internal obligation to see and fulfill pro-social initiatives.
Author Magdalena Rojek-Nowosielska (ES / DSaSP)
Magdalena Rojek-Nowosielska,,
- Department of Sociology and Social Policy
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Book Soliman Khalid S. (eds.): Vision 2020: Sustainable Economic Development and Application of Innovation Management from Regional expansion to Global Growth. Proceedings of the 32nd International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA), 2018, International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA), ISBN 9780999855119, 8422 p.
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Keywords in EnglishCSR, model, Kohlberg’s moral development.
Languageen angielski
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