Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Corporate Social Responsibility and Higher Education: Uruguay University Students’ Perceptions
Issue: Vol. 6, No 2, 2013
Published date: 20-11-2013 (print) / 20-11-2013 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: José Luis Vázquez
Ana Lanero
Oscar Licandro
Keywords: Public marketing, corporate social responsibility, higher education, students, Uruguay, sustainability, socioeconomic development
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2013/6-2/13
Index PUBMS: 227e1db3-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 145-157 (13)
JEL classification: A22, M31

This paper assumes a stakeholder approach to analyze the perceptions and attitudes of students at the Uruguayan university towards corporate social responsibility (CSR) in organizations, just as their experiences of current and desired education on the matter. Self-reported data was collected through a structured questionnaire from a representative sample of undergraduates within Business and related areas at the Catholic University of Uruguay. Descriptive and factor analyses revealed a generalized awareness of the relevance of socially responsible criteria, in line with a high demand of CSR education, particularly in contents of relationships with employees, consumers and respect to environment.