Towards an eventual three-dimensional equilibrium regarding corporate social responsibility in Lebanese small and medium enterprises
by Nadine Dubruc; Sélim Mekdessi; Danie Khawaja
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WREMSD), Vol. 14, No. 1/2, 2018

Abstract: This paper focuses on the integration of CSR in the SMEs' strategies and points out socially responsible practices of Lebanese SMEs looking for a three-dimensional equilibrium, economic, social and environmental, in their activities. To do this, a quantitative method has been established based on data collected from a survey sent to Lebanese SMEs. The sample of Lebanese SMEs shows the existence of certain socially responsible practices and also focuses on the SMEs' challenges to engage in CSR. It has also underlined the importance of standards and the role of networks in promoting CSR in Lebanese SMEs. Finally, this article will identify the conditions to promote learning about CSR and the commitment of Lebanese SMEs in CSR.

Online publication date: Tue, 14-Nov-2017

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