CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE ROLE OF THE STATE Print

Dolores Modic 

Abstract
The term social responsibility is generaly used in connection with private entities, whereas the role of the state and public organizations is often forgotten. We usually see the state and public organizations as regulators in the context of social responsibility, whose goal is to achieve socially responsible actions of the private sector. However, we can see the role of the state and public organizations as threefold: 1) as regulators and promotors, 2) as »leading by example« and 3) as supervisors. In the paper we explore all three roles, with special emphasis on the identified problematic areas. Some practical implications are shown on the example of Slovenia.
 
Key words: social responsibility, CSR, the state, public sector, Slovenia
 
The author is an assistant at the School of Business and Management Novo mesto, Slovenia and holds a BA in Law.

Cite this article:
Modic Dolores. Corporate social responsibility and the role of the State. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.1, no.3:7-42, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2008-no3-art01

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