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Concept and Definition of social responsibility

Social Responsibility requires managers to consider whether their action is likely to promote the public good, to advance the basic beliefs of our society, to contribute to its stability, strength and harmony.

Concept of social responsibility

The term social responsibility  is  defined in various ways. Every businessman earns prosperity from business and should give back the benefit of this prosperity to society. This is voluntary. This benefit is the moral responsibility of business. As this benefit is supposed to be passed on to society, it can be said to be social responsibility of business.

 

Definition of social responsibility

The following are some important definitions of social responsibility

 

“Social Responsibility refers to the obligation to pursue those policies to make those decisions or to follow those lines of action which are desirable in terms of  objectives and values of  our  society.”

– Howard R.

 

“Social Responsibility requires managers to consider whether their action is likely to promote the public good, to advance the basic beliefs of our society,  to contribute to its stability, strength and harmony”.

Peter F. Drucker

 

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