الأفاق للدراسات الإقتصادية
Volume 3, Numéro 5, Pages 292-311

The Impact Of Social Responsibility On Competitiveness Of Small And Medium-sized Enterprises (smes) A Field Study Of Some Smes In

Authors : Liazid Ouahiba .

Abstract

The study mainly aims to identify the impact of social responsibility on competitiveness of the Algerian small and medium private enterprises. Accordingly, a questionnaire was prepared for collecting all required initial data where it addressed two main aspects; one related to the various dimensions of social responsibility while the other was concerned with the feature of competiveness. The study sample included 400 Heads and employees from 30 private SMEs active in the industrial field; the sample was selectively chosen according to the researchers’ own discretion. The number of duly completed questionnaires that were re-submitted totalled to 327 and the response rate recorded 81.75 %. In order to identify the impact of social responsibility on competitiveness, the simple regression analysis method was adopted where its results demonstrated that social responsibility positively affects competitiveness of private SMEs in the State of Tlemcen

Keywords

• Social Responsibility • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) • Competitiveness