Corporate Social Responsibility and Performance in the State of Qatar: Reality and Challenges

Abdulkareem Awwad (Qatar University, Qatar) and Abubakr Suliman (Qatar University, Qatar)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 258
EISBN13: 9781522595250|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7715-7.ch014
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This chapter aims to examines the situation, facts, and challenges of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate social performance (CSP) in the State of Qatar. Some theories related to both constructs are presented and discussed. In addition, the chapter analyzes the role of different formal and informal CSR organizations' initiatives in raising the awareness about the importance of managing the social side of the business. Highlighting some active efforts to improve CSR in the country, the study concludes that the idea of managing the social side of business is still in its formation stage. Some more initiatives are needed to bring it up to the level that serve the realization of the national vision of the country 2030. The chapter concludes with some discussion on how managers perceive CSR and whether it aligns well with business objectives or no. Some guidelines to future studies and research in the field of CSR and CSP are also presented in the study.
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