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dc.contributor.authorAlonso, Abel Duarte
dc.contributor.authorSakellarios, Nikolaos
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Nevil
dc.contributor.authorO’Brien, Seamus
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-14T15:53:55Z
dc.date.available2018-03-14T15:53:55Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-19
dc.identifier.citationAlonso, A. D. et al (2018) 'Corporate social responsibility in a burgeoning industry: a stakeholder analysis', Journal of Strategy and Management, 11 (1):112.en
dc.identifier.issn1755425X
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JSMA-04-2017-0024
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622309
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the extent and significance of involvement of craft brewery operators in their community through the lens of the stakeholder theory (ST). In addition, differences between forms of involvement and demographic characteristics of operators and breweries are examined. Design/methodology/approach As many as 218 operators of predominantly micro-craft breweries across the USA participated in an online questionnaire designed to gather their perceptions. Findings While paying taxes was participants’ main perceived form of contribution, providing an artisan-made product, the significance of the craft brewery as a community “hub”, and that of increasing the number of leisure alternatives also emerged. A further 52.8 per cent of participants indicated contributing US$100,000 or more to the community annually. Statistically significant differences were revealed, for instance, based on craft breweries’ production volume, and the level of financial contribution. Various associations between operators’ perceived contributions and the ST theses were established in regard to cooperative interests (descriptive), stakeholder management (instrumental), and moral principles (normative). Originality/value First, by examining corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the craft brewing industry and among predominantly smaller firms, the study addresses two under-researched areas. Second, a refinement of the ST in the context of the craft brewing industry is proposed, highlighting the links between ST-based theses and the findings. Third, the study contributes to three different types of literature: micro and small business, craft brewing entrepreneurship, and CSR.
dc.description.sponsorshipEdith Cowan Universityen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/JSMA-04-2017-0024en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Strategy and Managementen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectUnited States of Americaen
dc.subjectCorporate social responsibilityen
dc.titleCorporate social responsibility in a burgeoning industry: a stakeholder analysis.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEdith Cowan Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Strategy and Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Derby, Buxton, UK
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionLiverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T16:49:12Z
html.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the extent and significance of involvement of craft brewery operators in their community through the lens of the stakeholder theory (ST). In addition, differences between forms of involvement and demographic characteristics of operators and breweries are examined. Design/methodology/approach As many as 218 operators of predominantly micro-craft breweries across the USA participated in an online questionnaire designed to gather their perceptions. Findings While paying taxes was participants’ main perceived form of contribution, providing an artisan-made product, the significance of the craft brewery as a community “hub”, and that of increasing the number of leisure alternatives also emerged. A further 52.8 per cent of participants indicated contributing US$100,000 or more to the community annually. Statistically significant differences were revealed, for instance, based on craft breweries’ production volume, and the level of financial contribution. Various associations between operators’ perceived contributions and the ST theses were established in regard to cooperative interests (descriptive), stakeholder management (instrumental), and moral principles (normative). Originality/value First, by examining corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the craft brewing industry and among predominantly smaller firms, the study addresses two under-researched areas. Second, a refinement of the ST in the context of the craft brewing industry is proposed, highlighting the links between ST-based theses and the findings. Third, the study contributes to three different types of literature: micro and small business, craft brewing entrepreneurship, and CSR.


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