Title: Towards an eventual three-dimensional equilibrium regarding corporate social responsibility in Lebanese small and medium enterprises

Authors: Nadine Dubruc; Sélim Mekdessi; Danie Khawaja

Addresses: Henri Fayol Institute/COACTIS (EA 4161), EMSE, 158 Cours Fauriel, 42023 Saint-Etienne cedex 2, France ' Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon ' Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

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.

Keywords: Lebanese SMEs; corporate social responsibility; economic; social; environmental; performance; networks; standards.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2018.089069

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2018 Vol.14 No.1/2, pp.229 - 249

Available online: 14 Nov 2017 *

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