Role of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Saudi Universities

Bandar Khalaf Alharthey

Abstract


Nowadays, many researchers focus on the relocation of the government in the transformation of The purpose of this study is to examine the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices in higher education of Saudi Arabia. The growing importance of CSR has made it necessary for every university to use international benchmarks as standard to devise their CSR practices accordingly. This realization has shifted focus of CSR practices of Saudi universities towards every dimension of CSR. The study collected secondary data through 120 advertisements published from 2012 to 2015 and found out that CSR practices of universities of Saudi Arabia remain focused on social dimension of CSR because Saudi culture and religion had profound impact on business laws and eventually on CSR practices. 


Keywords


Corporate social responsibility, economic dimension, environmental dimension, social dimension.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/ijbsr.v6i1.902

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