Corporate Social Action Patterns in Contrasting Marketing Settings

Ali Quazi, Robert Rugimbana, Sivakumaran Muthaly, Byron Keating

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This paper presents the results of a survey of Australian and Bangladeshi corporate managers’ response patterns in the food and textile sectors to increasing demands for improved corporate social performances. Based on an analysis of six internal and external decision areas using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), significant differences were found in corporate action between countries and within selected industries. Australian managers were more likely to act on the internal marketing decision areas (product, price, distribution and communication), Bangladeshi managers tended to act on external environmental decision areas. The strategic implications of these findings are that macro- and micro-environmental variables and government and business capabilities in diverse settings significantly influence managerial actions on social responsibility pressures
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-44
Number of pages17
JournalAustralasian Marketing Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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