Department

Journalism Department

Degree Name

BS in Journalism

Date

12-2017

Advisor(s)

Kirk Sturm

Abstract

The success of a business is often determined by the economic status it has built itself to, or the magnitude of its renowned distinction across society. The topic of CSR is often overlooked as a minor aspect of helping the business grow.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can be characterized into many facets. Some, when thinking of the topic, will think of giving back to its community. Others will associate it with keeping a modest supply chain or healthy working conditions (Agaard, Valente, & Rasmussen, 2007). Either way, any instance where a business acts on social activism and producing for the good of others is considered CSR. However, because it is often overlooked, departments of CSR usually fall on the small end of the sectors, following by a lack of insurance that companies are fulfilling their duties upon bringing benefits to its own and the rest of society.

This study is directed to analyze the effects of CSR upon a business and its community. It will further explain why it is such a vital part of making the world go-round. Through this study, a literature review of secondary sources will be conducted as well as interviews with three primary sources. The data will then be categorized into two tables by themes and participants where it will be analyzed by direct quotes from the transcripts. Each transcript will be read at least three times to pick out any details that might be considered beneficial for this study.

The results of this study will further conclude as to why CSR is so beneficial. Not only will a business thrive (according to the data provided), but it will also give an incitement to bringing extreme generosity and selflessness to society. The data from thisstudy provides tangible proof of such benefits that will further explain why every business should implement a program such as this.

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