Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 4, 1993

Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meeting

Edward W. Desmarais, Candida G. Brush
Pages 237-250

The Social Responsiveness of New Ventures
A Synthesized Model

This paper argues that models of CSP and Entrepreneurship are useful for explaining either social responsibility and performance of large established firms or the entrepreneurial process of new ventures, but are limited in their ability to explain social responsiveness of new ventures. Based on conclusions from a literature review of the CSP and Entrepreneurship Fields, a synthesized model is proposed that augments existing CSP frameworks by adding antecedents (resources, opportunity and founder/manager) permitting broader application to organizations of both young and old age or large and small size.