Title

The Philippines: An entrepreneur’s contribution to poverty alleviation in the Philippines

College

Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business

Department/Unit

Management and Organization Department

Document Type

Article

Source Title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Business Solutions for Poverty Alleviation from Around the World

First Page

71

Last Page

76

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

This chapter describes the Italian case of a for-profit company that significantly contributes to social innovation and sustainability in the countries where it operates. The company is a fifth-generation family entrepreneurial business venture that has strongly invested in the construction of social capital and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The case study thus provides an interesting example of a family leading a for-profit enterprise with a strong social mission, involving both environmental and community-oriented corporate objectives. The chapter investigates the involvement of the well-known Italcementi Group in the sustainability field and in CSR, exploring in particular its ability to cope with the emerging issue of poverty alleviation. The aim is therefore to provide a case study on the sustainability challenges of a business-oriented corporation inherent in a specific socio-cultural context, such as the Italian one, that is characterized by the dominance of family businesses. © Daphne Halkias and Paul W. Thurman 2012.

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4324/9781315579917-17

Disciplines

Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Keywords

Social responsibility of business--Philippines; Poverty—Philippines--Prevention; Business enterprises, Foreign--Philippines

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