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CSR Reporting Practices of Lithuanian and Italian Academic Institutions

  • Ligita Šimanskienė
  • Jurgita Paužuolienė
  • Erika Župerkienė
  • Mariantonietta Fiore
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cross-disciplinary Business Research, In Association with EuroMed Academy of Business book series (PSCDBRAEAB)

Abstract

The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a global voluntary initiative that aims at supporting sustainable development by creating a system of companies and stakeholders for knowledge and experience transfer. The purpose of this chapter is to analyse the corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports of Lithuanian and Italian academic institutions, which participate in the UNGC context. In the study, the authors carried out content analysis, statistical analysis and qualitative research methods to investigate 14 social responsibility reports of academic institutions submitted in the UNGC (7 institutions from Lithuania and 7 from Italia). The findings highlight Lithuanian and Italian academic institutions which have implemented the serious CSR process, albeit with some differences. Implementation of the social responsibility protocol can bridge theory and practice, and can provide valuable insights into partnerships thanks to synergies among public and private sectors as well as the community.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ligita Šimanskienė
    • 1
  • Jurgita Paužuolienė
    • 1
  • Erika Župerkienė
    • 1
  • Mariantonietta Fiore
    • 2
  1. 1.Klaipeda UniversityKlaipėdaLithuania
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of FoggiaFoggiaItaly

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