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):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE