Leaders as Corporate Responsibility Spokesperson: How Leaders Explain Liabilites Via Corporate Web Sites?

Burcu Öksüz, Müjde Ker Dinçer

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to reveal the corporate social responsibility (CSR) understandings of corporations from the leaders’ perspective and discuss how leaders define and explain CSR practices their organizations executed as spokesperson via social media channels of their organizations.  In this context, a content analysis aiming to display the ideas of Turkey’s top 250 corporations’ leaders (CEO, chairman of the board, general manager) designated by Istanbul Chamber of Industry in 2013. The leader messages about different dimensions of CSR and CSR practices that are partaking in corporate web sites were examined. According to the results of the analysis, it is found that the leaders act as responsible leaders, and also the spokesperson of their corporations. In addition it is found out that responsible leaders included multiplexed information on different dimensions and various practices of CSR in their social media messages.


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Corporate social responsibility (CSR), leaders, responsible leadership understanding, responsible leaders, corporate leader messages

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc114305

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