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Fostering Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Medium Size Enterprises. Recent Experiences in The Netherlands

  • Henk van Luijk
  • Lobke VlamingEmail author
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Part of the The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Book Series book series (ISBEE, volume 2)

Abstract

In 2004 the Dutch Department of Economic Affairs inaugurated ‘MVO Nederland’, an independent knowledge centre and clearing house that initiates and supports corporate social responsibility policies especially on the level of small and medium seized enterprises (SMEs). The paper reports facts and figures, means and methods developed in the initial years, and reflects on experiences gathered in the founding period. Attention is raised particularly to the various motives to engage in corporate social responsibility, to the ‘institutional approach’ in fostering corporate social responsibility in small and medium sized enterprises, and to the political role of corporations.

Keywords

Corporate Social Responsibility Business Ethic Hedge Fund Medium Size Enterprise Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nyenrode UniversityBreukelenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CSR NetherlandsUtrechtThe Netherlands

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