A Brief Survey of Corporate Social Responsibility in Malaysia
Over the years, the awareness of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been increasing and viewed as an integral part of business to cater to the increasing expectations for a wide spectrum of stakeholders in pursuing their trade responsibly. As a worldwide issue, CSR has resulted in the increasing number of studies done globally as well as in Malaysia. In general, this study aims to provide an overview of CSR research that has been conducted in Malaysia. Besides that, this study also evaluates the implementation of CSR among Malaysian companies. Based on the previous literature, most of the studies focused on the disclosure, determinants and perception towards CSR. Findings indicate that most of the studies in Malaysia mainly focused on the disclosure and less on awareness and perception. The findings of this study, in general, would benefit researchers, business entities, relevant authorities and policy makers in Malaysia in that they could focus more on the perception towards CSR, structure and plan the CSR activities and devise detailed and specific CSR requirements respectively so that the existing gap can be minimized.