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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
CSR Policies: Effects on Labour Productivity in Spanish Micro and Small Manufacturing Companies
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Economy,
  • Company,
  • Branch of activity,
  • Employment and work,
  • Public economy
Information
Abstract
This paper analyses empirical evidence of efforts to enable Spanish micro and small manufacturing companies to boost their labour productivity rates through the development of the main pillars of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies. This study aims to develop new approaches and sensibilities towards work from an ethical, values (virtues) and CSR perspective, showing how internal dimensions of CSR, such those related to relationships with employees and responsibility in processes and product quality, can improve labour performance and labour efficiency, thereby contributing to a better society. The results of a sample of 929 small businesses indicate that the social responsibility policies that most contributed to a short-term increase in labour productivity are those related to internal aspects of the company, in particular its involvement in the quality of processes and products, promotion of innovation and employee care. However, the impact on labour productivity of CSR policies related to external factors, such as relationship with stakeholders and environmental concern, could not be empirically proven in this paper.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Journal of Business Ethics
ISBN
0167-4544
Impact factor JCR
1,27
Impact info
Volume
10.1007/s10551-013-1982-x
Journal number
From page
1
To page
20
Month
DICIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Pablo Esteban Sánchez (UNIV. COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID)
  • Autor: Sonia Benito Hernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería de la Calidad Alimentaria
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