The impact of stakeholders' pressure and business uncertainties on the correlation between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and organizational performance within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is under researched. This study aims to derive the correlation of CSR antecedents, CSR practices, stakeholders' pressures, business uncertainties, and organizational performance of SMEs in the UAE. The data was collected through a survey from 117 SMEs in the UAE, and analyzed using structural equation modeling. The study reveals that the level of importance SMEs attach to CSR antecedents influences positively the extent of SMEs involvement with CSR practices; and these, in turn, translate into significant performance outcomes for SMEs. Business uncertainties are proved to moderate both relationships (CSR antecedents‐CSR practices; and CSR practices‐SMEs performance); while stakeholders' pressure is found to have no moderating effect on CSR antecedent‐CSR practices relationship. The proposed framework could be adopted in any economy for enhancing performance through CSR.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management|
|Early online date||24 Mar 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Nov 2021|
Bibliographical noteThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cheffi, W, Malesios, C, Abdel‐Maksoud, A, Abdennadher, S, Dey, P. Corporate social responsibility antecedents and practices as a path to enhance organizational performance: The case of small and medium sized enterprises in an emerging economy country. Corp Soc Responsib Environ Manag. 2021, which has been published in final form athttps://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2135. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
- business uncertainty
- corporate social responsibility
- organizational performance
- stakeholders' pressures