, PhD student, Pannon University, PhD School of Management Sciences and Business Administration, Hungary
The phrase, corporate social responsibility (or CSR) has become very popular in recent years. A lot of definitions are in the literature. There is no generally agreed definition of corporate social responsibility (or CSR). According to the literature I think so the corporate social responsibility is a corporation’s initiatives to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing. Based on the literature, I think that the definition of corporate social responsibility (or CSR) can be classified into two general schools of thought. Corporate social responsibility (or CSR) is central to a whole range of concepts and issues relating to businesses and their role in society. It is useful to briefly consider where the idea of corporate social responsibility came from, when and how it has developed. In understanding corporate social responsibility, it is important to examine the genesis of the phrase, its meaning and its application and occurrence in scientific life. The goal of my study is to investigate when and where the corporate social responsibility (or CSR) appears in on-line scientific databases. I searched in databases when the phrase used first. I examined the frequency of appearance of corporate social responsibility (or CSR) in databases. The frequency of appearance of corporate social responsibility (or CSR) was 556,220 in on-line databases. The phrase was mostly in journals and in articles. The frequency of appearance of corporate social responsibility shows an exponential increasing trend in databases. The corporate social responsibility is occurring in more and more scientific research and publications. The first appearance of the investigated phrase in databases was in 1792 in all sciences. The first appearance of the investigated phrase in databases was in 1886 in selected (economic and business) sciences.
Keywords: CSR, databases, content analysis.
JEL Classification: M14, C22, C89.
Cite as: Kiss, L. B. (2018). The Examination of the Appearance of CSR in On-line Scientific Databases. Business Ethics and Leadership, 2(2), 56-65. DOI: 10.21272/bel.2(2).56-65.2018
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