Corporate Social Responsibility within Social Media-Stakeholder Relations Strategies: Case of Turkish Stock Exchange Companies

Ezgi Yildirim Saatci, Işıl Çobanlı Erdönmez


Emergence and dominance of internet has changed the rules of the business world. Customer centric strategies became customer participated actions with the rise of social networks where all functional strategies of the firms are continuously being reshaped according to customer values. At the same time, concerns of customers as the buyers in terms of cost and quality are also backed up with their concerns as a member of the society where the organizations have direct impact on, which can give a clear explanation for the enhanced corporate social responsibility movement of the last decade. Philanthropic act of organizations are also considered as the fifth P of marketing which is also channeled through new media such as Face book, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. This paper intends to investigate 53 Turkish Holding companies which are register to Turkish Capital Market Board -and therefore, have to declare their social responsibility projects according to corporate governance rules- with an aim to contrast these projects’ prevalence in the social media and strategic use of marketing elements accordingly to frame the Turkish perspective.

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