Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Corporate Social Responsibility and its Implications on Firm Performance: A case study of Emballator Lagan Plast
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Corporate social responsibility is a widely discussed concept in today’s business, with different perceptions as well as explanations regarding the meaning and impact of the concept. Organizations are becoming more aware of the concept as well as their responsibilities to the society, which in turn results in organizations devoting more resources into CSR related activities. Nowadays, it is significant to establish a proper CSR performance while also having a solid financial foundation in order to reach a long-term sustainable success.

The purpose of this study is to describe how CSR is connected to firm performance, in terms of market share and market growth. While a growing number of studies have been made regarding investigating CSR and its various dimensions, it is still unclear what the underlying factors that tie the relationship together are. This purpose was tested on a company in southern Sweden; this company Emballator Lagan Plast (ELP) produces plastic packaging solutions for a number of industries. Alongside the literature research, a case study with semi-structured interviews was conducted at ELP in order to collect data needed to answer the purpose and research questions.

One of the essential findings of the study revealed from the literature, which was also proven in the case study, was that CSR is a fundamental element in an organization and it should be implemented throughout the entire organization to gain maximum effect. Moreover, the findings indicate that CSR has a positive impact on ELP’s performance. Even though the relationship is not direct, it still exists through mediating roles, and it has played an important role in the company’s growth and success.

Keywords:Corporate social responsibility, firm performance, stakeholders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 70 p.
Keyword [en]
Corporate Social Responsibility, firm performance, stakeholders
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-45477DiVA: diva2:841810
Educational program
International Sales and Marketing, 180 credits
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2015-07-24 Created: 2015-07-14 Last updated: 2015-07-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1348 kB)488 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1348 kBChecksum SHA-512
e1359a22990a2b021b1dda03ea696f1bc0795c038aac690efc7b5e3ddf43c6d85f7277528c802a49879b1b01cc1ab5be5e6f11c0ed325a32cd95c74f5c37b451
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ahmad, TaniaBerfenfeldt, PhilippeKondili-Sturesson, Georgios
By organisation
Department of Marketing
Business Administration

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 488 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 919 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf