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Social responsibility in youth service organizations: Hong Kong evidence

journal contribution
posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Kris LawKris Law
The paper attempts to investigate the key factors affecting the social responsibility development in social welfare organizations. The study also measures how social welfare organizations are performing towards the social responsibility objectives. This paper focuses on a study undertaken among a number of youth service organizations in Hong Kong. The results showed that youth service organizations perceive they have supportive organizational culture and the management has been showing strong willingness in promoting social responsibility. The people from a senior level see that the motivating factors are more important than the junior people, but they perceive the 'social pressure' is less important than the junior people. The big contrast implies that the management people do not take 'social pressure' into serious consideration. The study reveals a significant influence from the management on the adoption and implementation of social responsibility activities. This further confirms the importance on promoting social responsibility at the operational level, with the top management providing clear strategic direction, and supportive resources and environment.

History

Journal

Service industries journal

Volume

31

Pagination

1505-1517

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0264-2069

eISSN

1743-9507

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Taylor & Francis

Issue

9

Publisher

Taylor & Francis