Essay on The Impact of Crs on Profitability

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Miljö och hållbart företagande Magisteruppsats 2006:4

Centrum för tvärvetenskaplig miljöforskning
Vår välfärd bygger på att samspelet mellan människa, samhälle och natur fungerar. Forskning om hur samhället vårdar basen för sin välfärd, och når hållbar utveckling, kräver kunskap från flera områden. Därför finns Centrum för tvärvetenskaplig miljöforskning, CTM. CTM är ett fristående centrum vid Stockholms universitet som verkar för samarbete över fakultetsgränserna. Vi samarbetar med alla institutioner vid Stockholms universitet som bedriver miljörelaterad forskning. CTM utvecklar tvärvetenskapliga utbildningar, samordnar större
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The data from each country were evaluated against Hofestede’s analysis of cultures in order to explore potential correlations between aspects of culture and CSR performance. The results suggest that Power Distance ranking is inversely correlated with the frequency of trade union memberships, and that there is a slight inverse correlation between Masculinity ranking and percentage of females in white-collar positions. The inverse correlation is especially apparent at hotels in Scandinavia and the Middle East. Furthermore, the results indicate that the political systems and level of economic development of a region might affect levels of CSR. The Scandinavian hotels overall performed closer to benchmark levels than the Middle Eastern hotels, supporting conclusions of previous studies that show that both the development of a country and its history of social democratic dominance positively affect aspects of CSR. The data also suggested that property rights, local traditions and societal expectations might affect levels of CSR performance. More than anything the results support the view that CSR is a complex notion and that there is no single determinant of CSR. Finally, the results and lack thereof demonstrate the importance for hotels to have consistency in measurement methods and units, and to have a global reporting system in place. Without a means of comparing performance levels at different hotels, the

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