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La responsabilité sociétale dans l'entreprise familiale : une question de temps? : Le cycle de vie de l'entreprise familiale comme déterminant de sa gestion socialement responsable : Le cas de la République Dominicaine.

Abstract : The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as the concept of family business have been part of the agenda of numerous theories, managing to develop widely in the last few decades. Nevertheless, the management of Corporate Social Responsibility in family firms continues to be a slightly studied area (Gallo, 2004 ; Van Gils, Dibrell, Neubaum and Craig, 2014), and the influence of the generational aspect remains as one of the principal gaps in the knowledge of this matter. That is why, this research focused on exploring and understanding how and why the stage of the life cycle in which one finds the family firm is a defining factor in its management of Corporate Social Responsibility.To achieve this objective from an abductive approach, this research has a qualitative nature based on the case study research method, which allowed the deep exploration of twelve propositions contemplated in the proposed theoretical model. Technics including observation, semi-structured interviews, genogram construction and documentary analysis, were used to obtain a detailed landscape of each one of the six companies approached in the field study. These family firms correspond to different economic sectors, all of which reached great size, as well as outstanding management of Corporate Social Responsibility.The principal conclusions point that certainly, the management of Corporate Social Responsibility becomes more frequent, more complex and more formal in the context of the family firms, as different generations of the family are joining the management and owning the business and they surpass the typical challenges of survival and growth in the early stages of their life cycle.Normally, the members of subsequent generations to the founder tend to have a more strategic vision of the Corporate Social Responsibility. In most cases, the founder exercises a role of inspiratory or beginner of Corporate Social Responsibility practices. The later generations generally exercise the role of the formalization.The management of Corporate Social Responsibility is part of the vision of long term of the family firms, which becomes evident across the expectations of the executives of the company about the commitment of the subsequent generations with the continuity of Corporate Social Responsibility. The inclusion of the family name in the company name influences the commitment of the family with the management of Corporate Social Responsibility, because it is considered as part of the family legacy and the preservation of the good name of the predecessors.
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Cecilia Mercedes Pérez Estrella. La responsabilité sociétale dans l'entreprise familiale : une question de temps? : Le cycle de vie de l'entreprise familiale comme déterminant de sa gestion socialement responsable : Le cas de la République Dominicaine.. Gestion et management. Université de Bordeaux, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017BORD0753⟩. ⟨tel-01685842⟩

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