Although corporate social responsibility (CSR) has globally been recognized by both large and small businesses, little literature is currently available regarding the motivation and barriers for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engagement in CSR practices. Until recently, the involvement of SMEs in social activities has received little attention by both scholars and practitioners. Therefore, this study is aimed at conducting a thorough literature review with regard to SMEs engagement in CSR activities. The study critically analyses the drivers and barriers to SMEs engagement in CSR practices, and then proposes strategies that SMEs can adopt to effectively participate in CSR activities.
Key words: Corporate social responsibility (CSR), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), drivers and barriers for SMEs engagement in CSR.
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