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Corporate Social Responsibility in Romania: From Theory to Practice


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is considered as an appropriate tool for enhanced competitiveness of Romanian and foreign-capital companies in the domestic market, but also as a means to improve community responsibility and availability of the locally operating Multinational Corporations and for all large, medium-sized and small enterprises with public or private (Romanian or foreign) capital. As CSR is a new and challenging concept for a post-command economy, a learning process was initiated and fostered by various actors. The paper offers comments on the perception of CSR by local managers and academia as well as considerations on how to implement CSR in the specific business environment of an EU candidate country.

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Correspondence to Mihai Korka.

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Korka, M. Corporate Social Responsibility in Romania: From Theory to Practice. Transition Stud Rev 12, 47–57 (2005).

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  • corporate social responsibility
  • Romania
  • foreign capital companies in transition economies
  • competitiveness