Accession Number : ADA556558


Title :   Corporate Social Responsibility: A Comparison Between Government Contractors and Companies that Receive Revenues from Commercial Sources


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Pratt, Andrew


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a556558.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 120


Abstract : The purpose of this research is to analyze the level of emphasis placed on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) categories (health and safety, environment, diversity, human rights, discretionary, and corporate) between defense contractors and companies that receive the majority of their revenues from commercial sources. Five companies were selected from each of the following three groups: defense contractors, top CSR companies, and the largest companies from a diverse industry base. The results indicate that defense contractors place less emphasis on the CSR categories than those companies that receive their revenues from commercial sources. Specifically, defense contractors were rated lower in the human rights and corporate categories. This exploratory study establishes a foundation for future research on the relationship between CSR principles and defense contractors.


Descriptors :   *COMPARISON , *CORPORATIONS , *DEFENSE INDUSTRY , *INCOME , *INDUSTRIES , *SOURCES , COMMERCE , CONTRACTORS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , HEALTH , HUMAN RIGHTS , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , SAFETY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE