Patterns of corporate social responsibility of Ukrainian companies: clustering and improvement strategies for responsible activities

  • Received April 1, 2019;
    Accepted May 21, 2019;
    Published June 11, 2019
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    Volume 17 2019, Issue #2, pp. 365-375
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The variability of companies stakeholders’ engagement forms, communication channels, approaches to disclosure of companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) and strategies for CSR achievement cause the formation of benchmarks – patterns of responsible behavior of these companies. Determination of companies’ CSR patterns plays is a ground of (plays a role or is a ground of) improving their strategies for responsible activities. These patterns were highlighted on the basis of comprehensive three-component indicator that illustrates the combination of parameters: models of companies’ communication with stakeholders, approaches to the disclosure of information on CSR and strategies for incorporating CSR and Sustainable Development Goals. Positioning of 22 Ukrainian companies for the period 2005–2017 was made. Results of positioning allowed to determine such clusters of the companies in accordance with the pattern of responsible behavior as А – innovators, B – leaders, C – pursuer, D – followers, E – starters, F – outsiders; to develop the measures on the improvement of their CSR activity.

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    • Table 1. The use of the companies’ channels of communication with stakeholders in accordance with the models, levels and strategies of engagement
    • Table 2. Map of measures on the improvement of the strategies of responsible behavior by their patterns in quantitative assessment
    • Table A1. The positioning of the Ukrainian companies by the parameters of information disclosure and by three-component indicator in 2005–2017
    • Table B1. Qualitative characteristics of companies’ responsible behavior patterns by strategic benchmarks in achieving the SDGs, communication with stakeholders and approaches to information disclosure in the CSR reporting