Spotlight on Corporate Social Responsibility Thought in the Field of Non-Profit Public Sector Institutions: An Initiative to Promote CSR Thought in Libya

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Younis A. Battal Saleh

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The poor performance of the NPPSIs in Libya, which can be described as a catastrophicperformance, is the result of the NPPSIs’ flagrant failure to adhere to their social responsibilitiestowards the Libyan community. Problem: In a developing country such as Libya, the culture ofCSR is almost completely non-existent, especially in the NPPSIs. The features of this thought arenot clear to most NPPSIs until it is adopted. Purpose: To promote the idea of social responsibilityin the NPPSIs, the features of this thought must be clearly defined and described in addition todetermining how to evaluate the extent of these NPPSIs ’commitment to their responsibility. Thisis what this study seeks to achieve. Method ″an innovative approach to reinforce the theory of CSR″:The researcher used the idea of the purpose of establishing the institution in determining thecontent of economic responsibility, as well as the idea of economic capacity in determining the typeof philanthropic responsibility. This study suggested adopting one of the concepts of managerialeconomics- which is the lost opportunity cost and economic savings, to evaluate the quality offinancial decisions, "financial transactions and deals." In order to evaluate the extent of theinstitution’s commitment to its legal and ethical responsibility, the researcher recommends theneed to adopt a method of comparison between the content of financial transactions, financial andadministrative decisions, behaviors, practices, and requirements and directives contained in locallaws, international instruments, noble human values, codes of ethics and professional conductrules. Result: Theoretically, this study was able to define the features of social responsibility forNPPSIs, along with a description of how to evaluate the social performance of these NPPSIs in alogical manner. Originality/Value: The researcher expects that this study will receive greatattention from officials in the Libyan state and leaders of the NPPSIs, as it will serve as a call topromote the idea of social responsibility in all NPPSIs. The researcher also expects the developmentof methods and procedures that can be used by departments of social performance evaluation inthe NPPSIs in Libya to keep pace with the process of promoting social responsibility idea in theseNPPSIs.

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