Marketing and social responsibility: an exploratory study of local tourism

Hamilton Pozo, Takeshy Tachizawa


This paper proposes a management model for business organisations to help stimulate innovation in social responsibility and strengthen tourism in the city of Três Corações (Brazil). The purpose of this study is to present beliefs and values that work together to induce greater engagement and social performance in companies in their field, mainly through innovation to strengthen tourism in the region studied. The research method used was based on the grounded theory that is a form of qualitative research that seeks to generate new theories through concepts, categories and properties. The proposed model, besides reflecting on the role of social responsibility in the analysed companies, helps to map the diverse socioeconomic sectors of the surveyed companies and tourism. The study provided evidence that marketing and social responsibility concerns are increasingly present as a strategic factor in organisations.

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