Authors : Mohammad Zahir Raihan, Rosni Bakar and Md. Aminul Islam
Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to examine the importance of CSR education in Bangladesh. The attitudes of the selected teachers, students and bankers as to CSR education, factors influencing CSR principles and the facilitators for CSR initiative, the major challenges involved in CSR education and the probable measures in order to address the challenges have been investigated. The study was qualitative in nature. Hence, a survey on 90 respondents; 30 teachers, 30 students and 30 bankers were selectedto collect the data. Findings of the study confirmed that CSR education is of dire necessity especially for BBA and MBA students at university and university college levels. It is found that the attitudes of all the respondents have been positive towards CSR education. The study has also identified factors influencing CSR principles and the facilitators for CSR education initiatives such as responsiveness and involvement of the community, accountability of the community members in maintaining and continuing the interventions initiated by the academic agency is essential. Industry partners also play a vital role in achieving the community efforts. Collaborative partners help in mobilizing financial and other resources for the planned and organized CSR initiatives. The study has identified some important challenges involved in CSR education and probable suggestions to address the same. Therefore, it can be concluded that the findings of the study may be useful to the decision makers, policy makers and academicians and researchers in their respective areas.
Mohammad Zahir Raihan, Rosni Bakar and Md. Aminul Islam, 2016. Corporate Social Responsibility Education: An Empirical Study of Bangladesh. The Social Sciences, 11: 3271-3278.