The goal of this study is to improve the knowledge of CSR practices in port sector by investigating corporate websites. Since corporate websites have become an effective area to diffuse information about firms’ mission, vision and strategies, it is believed that companies who are active in CSR issues will communicate through internet and thus which themes are prevelent in port sector would be identified. The sample that was selected for the study consists of the corporate web sites of all top companies that were part of the selective index of the 2017 TURKLIM report. Information on a number of ports specifically public ports, Alsancak and Haydarpaşa, cannot be reached because of the absence of their websites. Similarly, information regarding Port of Akdeniz was not available due to no own website of the port although Global Ports Holding is a private company. Apart from, Ceyport Tekirdağ and Mardaş were excluded since their web sites were under construction. Remaining 20 ports’ websites were determined as the sample of this research. Content analysis methodology was applied to the corporate web sites of the companies under study to identify which particular themes are representative across port firms. What themes regarding to CSR are presented on the corporate web sites of companies and also how and where this information is presented is intended to be determined at the end of the study.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Corporate Social Responsibility, Ports, Web-Sites, Content Analysis