Nova Science Publishers, 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility of Social Economy Enterprises

Cándido Román-Cervantes y Olga González-Morales

Companies contribute to the development of the community in which they are located and constantly face new challenges linked to their environment. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of those challenges because it supposes for the companies the integration of social and environmental objectives, together with the traditional economic objectives that allow them to establish a management model of their positive and negative externalities. However, CSR is not a new discovery for social economy companies.

The values and principles of CSR have been present in the heart of the cooperative model since its origins. The main objective of this book is to analyze the role of CSR in companies of the social economy from different perspectives and sectors. This book compiles eight contributions from outstanding specialists who approach the theoretical analysis of supranational territorial spaces such as the European Union and the different lines of public action for the promotion of CSR strategies in social companies, including a study of national and local cases focused on banking, agro-industry and tourism. The authors of this book intend to show and interest the reader to a rigorous and varying panorama of the state of research applied to social economy companies and how they integrate CSR into their objectives.


Chapter 1. The Standardization and Disclosure of Socially Responsible Information with Particular Reference to Social Economy Companies
(Eliseo Fernández Daza, PhD, and María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, PhD, Department of Financial Economics and Accounting, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Corporate Social Responsibility of Social Economy Enterprises: A European Perspective
(Olga González-Morales, PhD, Serafín Corral Quintana, PhD, and Cándido Román-Cervantes, PhD, Department of Applied Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. State and Multilateral Corporate Organizations and Social Responsibility
(Antoni Seguí Alcaraz, PhD, Department of Applied Economics, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain)

Chapter 4. The Role of Ethics and Cooperative Values and New Entrepreneurial Cooperative Forms in Securing the Mutual Aims and Social Responsibility for All Stakeholders
(Enzo Pezzini, PhD, Research Centre in Political Science (CReSPo), Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles, Belgium)

Chapter 5. Does Gender Contribute to the Governance of Firms and Corporate Performance? A Study within the Banking Sector of the Social Economy
(Milagros Gutiérrez-Fernández, PhD, Yakira Fernández-Torres, PhD, and Ricardo Palomo-Zurdo, PhD, Department of Financial Economics and Accounting, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Influence of Absorptive Capacity on the Performance of Agri-Food Cooperatives
(Felipe Hernández-Perlines, PhD, Department of Business Administration, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain)

Chapter 7. Paraíso Extremo Tourist Development as a Socially Responsible Generator of Wealth for the Municipality of San Miguel De La Sierra
(Angélica Beatriz Contreras Cueva, PhD, Melchor Orozco Bravo, PhD, and Pamela Macías Álvarez, Department of Quantitative Methods, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 8. Social Economy and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Competitiveness Factor of the Tourist Offer of Mérida (Venezuela)
(Marysela Coromoto Morillo Moreno, PhD, Milángela del Carmen Morillo Moreno and Rosa Maya Sciortino Contreras, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela, and others)

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