IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(6): 553-556 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.516

A Demographic Analysis of Social Sustainability Performance in South Africa

Sandra Perks and Elroy E. Smith
Abstract—Strong moral leadership impacts the ethical behaviour and social performance of organizations. By accepting and practising corporate social responsibility and sustainability principles, organizations are more responsive towards the concerns and needs of their employees and other stakeholders. This paper sets out to gauge the perceptions of managers in the Nelson Mandela Metropole, South Arica regarding social sustainability performance. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to a non-probability convenient sample of 105 managers to investigate whether there are relationships between the independent variables (social responsibility and sustainability) and dependent variables (classification data). The results revealed only highly significant relationships between sustainability and some demographic characteristics. Practical guidelines are provided how management can incorporate corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues in daily activities of organizations to enhance their social sustainability performance.

Index Terms—Management, social responsibility, sustainability, social sustainability performance.

Sandra Perks is with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (e-mail: Sandra.perks@nmmu.ac.za).

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Cite: Sandra Perks and Elroy E. Smith, " A Demographic Analysis of Social Sustainability Performance in South Africa," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 553-556, 2015.

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