Large Corporate Organizations in Mexico and Chile; an Analysis of Profiles with Respect to Their Communications on Social Responsibility

Abstract

This study identified subgroups of companies based on their communications on social responsibility (CSR) and established differences among these related to their country of origin, origin of the capital, extension in their communications, and industrial activity. In non-probabilistic manner, 300 large companies were selected from Mexico and Chile. Through non-hierarchical k-means conglomerate test, two subgroups of companies were identified according to their CSR frequencies (motivational principles [F = 217.1, p < .000], management processes [F = 990.4, p < .000], and interest groups [F = 1317.3, p < .000]). The first conglomerate integrated by 100 companies (33%) was denominated low profile of communications on social responsibility (LP-CSR) and the second, which included 200 companies (67%), was denominated high profile of communications on social responsibility (HP-CSR). In the HP-CSR subgroup  there is a higher proportion of companies of Mexican origin (X2 = 38.50, p<.000), of foreign capital (X2=53.40, p<.000), with medium extension levels (X2=4.76, p=.029) or extensive (X2=143.15, p<.000), with industrial activities, of consumer goods (X2=10.12, p=.001), chemical (X2=16.13, p < .000), natural resources (X2=13.50, p<.000), and construction materials (X2=6.54, p=.011).

Authors

  • Teodoro R. Wendlandt Amezaga
  • Angel A. Valdés Cuervo
  • Ernesto A. Carlos Martínez
  • Beatriz Ochoa Silva

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Profesor Investigador Auxiliar, Departamento de Ciencias Administrativas, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON), Ciudad Obregón, México. Licenciado en Economía y Finanzas, Doctor en Administración Empresarial por el Instituto Tecnológico de Beijing, Beijing, República Popular China. Colaborador del grupo de investigación Gestión Empresarial y Social en ITSON, Ciudad Obregón, México.

Profesor Investigador, Subdirección de Posgrado e Investigación del Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cajeme, Ciudad Obregón, México. Ingeniero Industrial. Doctor en Ciencias Sociales, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, México.

Profesor Investigador, Subdirección de Posgrado e Investigación del Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cajeme, Ciudad Obregón, México. Ingeniero Industrial. Doctor en Ciencias Sociales, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, México

Profesora Investigadora, Departamento de Ciencias Administrativas en el Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON), Ciudad Obregón, México. Licenciada en Administración, Doctora en Planeación Estratégica para la Mejora del Desempeño por el Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora, Ciudad Obregón, México. Miembro del grupo de investigación Gestión Empresarial y Social en ITSON, Ciudad Obregón, México
Published
2015-08-19
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How to Cite
Wendlandt Amezaga, T., Valdés Cuervo, A., Carlos Martínez, E., & Ochoa Silva, B. (2015). Large Corporate Organizations in Mexico and Chile; an Analysis of Profiles with Respect to Their Communications on Social Responsibility. Cuadernos De Administración, 31(53), 59-67. https://doi.org/10.25100/cdea.v31i53.17
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Research