Management social responsibilty of croatian agricultural enterprises

Bogdanović, Mario and Svržnjak, Kristina: Management social responsibilty of croatian agricultural enterprises. Proceedings of the "Scientific Management" and Management Science Today International Scientific Conference. pp. 73-92. (2011)

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The goal of this study was to research the management social responsibility of Croatian agricultural enterprises according to the stakeholder model of responsibility. For this purpose questionnaires for strengthening the understanding of social responsible business in small and middle enterprises were used, as an initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise, with 30 questions on the scale with 11 degrees. In the mentioned questionnaire the managements of 83 different agricultural enterprises in the Republic of Croatia were included, in the two-year-time period of year 2008 and 2009. According to the Law of Agriculture in the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette 149/2009) in agricultural enterprises there are included the family farms (FF); agricultural crafts (AC), agricultural cooperatives (ACOO) and agricultural companies (ACO). The study researched the managers of agricultural enterprises of various sizes which can be sorted according to the Croatian nomenclature in small enterprises (size from 2 to 49 employees – the great amount of FF-s and AC-s), middle size enterprises (size from 50 to 249 employees – the great amount of ACOO-s and ACO-s) and large enterprises (with 250 and more employees). For the analysis the model of responsibility is used according to which an agricultural enterprise has not only one goal of maximizing the profit, but also serves to protect the environment and the total society in the context of their different stakeholders. In such context as stakeholders the employees, the suppliers, the customers, the competitors and the local community are analysed. Research results indicate that agricultural enterprises in Croatia are the lowest responsible in the area of environmental responsibility. On the other hand, the best results are obtained for the organizational culture of agricultural enterprises. Between small, medium and large agricultural enterprise there were no statistically significant differences regarding social responsibility. Based on the different measured aspects of management social responsibility, incentive measures can be suggested for improvements in the environmental and economic responsibility, and the responsibility of stakeholders in Croatian agricultural enterprises.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the "Scientific Management" and Management Science Today International Scientific Conference
Date: 2011
Page Range: pp. 73-92
ISBN: 978-963-306-176-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mezőgazdaság - Horvátország, Vezetés - vállalati
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 91-92. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 15. 13:00
Last Modified: 2019. May. 15. 13:00

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