Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management

All the latest articles published in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management

Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Abstract Global environmental issues have changed over time. For a company to survive, it is necessary to attract enough customers to generate profitability and because of high uncertainty in the environment, it requires a more rapid response to the needs of customers. Changing competitive conditions and increasing levels of environmental complexity ...Read more >>
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Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Abstract Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is believed to improve a company's reputation. However, CSR may also put reputation at risk by making the company a more attractive target for activists' campaigns. We test this effect on a sample of 1355 European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We find that CSR increases ...Read more >>
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Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Abstract This study adds clarity to inconclusive results in previous literature about the link between board characteristics and the level of social responsibility performance by using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis. Specifically, we propose a new holistic framework based on the complexity theory. From a sample of 471 non-financial companies from ...Read more >>
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Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Abstract Addressing a global key sector area – the high technology manufacturing sector – we examine if there is truly a benefit of corporate social disclosure to the bottom line of organizations within this sector and if stakeholders should devote more attention to this strategic topic. Accordingly, we assess the potential ...Read more >>
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Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Abstract Most research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosure and stakeholder engagement with sustainable development has focused on the internal factors of corporations, leaving aside the characteristics of the institutional, cultural, and economic context of the country where corporations operate. The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of ...Read more >>
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Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Abstract Business may be in the best position to address the world's environmental problems. However, firms are still struggling with the how and when of their sustainability strategies. The goal of this case study is to uncover bridges and barriers to incorporating environmental issues into business strategy. We collect semi-structured depth ...Read more >>
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Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Abstract This study examines the impact of stakeholder engagement in the form of controlling shareholders on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance of firms using data from 25 countries. The results show that there is a positive relation between state-controlled ownership and the CSR performance of firms, whereas the other types ...Read more >>
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Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Abstract A quantitative and qualitative analysis of the extant literature about corporate social responsibility in the apparel industry found that perspectives and research traditions are underdeveloped and fragmented. Articles (n = 73) were found in 41 different journals that spanned an array of disciplines with the majority of journals publishing fewer ...Read more >>
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Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Abstract The aim of this study is to analyse the possible relationship between integrated information disclosure and the degree of information asymmetry. Additionally, we analyse this relationship in firms characterised by higher/lower financial reporting quality and those located in environments defined by strong/weak investor protection. The initial results obtained after applying ...Read more >>
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Abstract Eco-innovations of corporations are seen to contribute to the mitigation of negative impacts on the natural environment. However, despite environmental gains, some eco-innovations fail in the marketplace while others succeed. We propose a framework that reflects the connection between eco-innovations and their social license to operate. Corporations can increase the ...Read more >>
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Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Abstract A growing body of empirical evidence suggests a positive link between boardroom gender diversity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance in developed economy firms. However, there is a paucity of evidence regarding whether this relationship holds true for developing economy firms. Relying on stakeholder and institutional theory, this study examines ...Read more >>
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Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Abstract The moral responsibility theory of corporate sustainability argues that the extent of corporations' commitment toward sustainable development depends on how they perceive sustainability within the moral spectrum – from perfect to imperfect duties. This study assessed consumers' perceptions toward corporate sustainability and whether the moral spectrum toward corporate sustainability exists. ...Read more >>
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Mon, Mar 06, 2017
Abstract Based on a survey and content analysis of 76 empirical research articles, this article reviews the factors driving Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) disclosure in both developed and developing countries. We find that firm characteristics such as company size, industry sector, profitability, and corporate governance mechanisms predominantly appear to drive the ...Read more >>
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Mon, Mar 06, 2017
Abstract Prior studies on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and innovation suggest either a competing or a complementary relationship between CSR and spending on research and development (R&D) activities. In this study, we unravel this puzzle by theorizing an inverted U-shaped relationship between CSR in general and corporate philanthropy (CP) in particular, ...Read more >>
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Mon, Mar 06, 2017
Abstract Implementation of Product Stewardship Strategy (PSS) requires integration of ‘voices of stakeholders' in business decisions to create ‘differentiation' in the market place. Considering that absorptive capability (AC) is a critical aspect of organizational learning, it may deliver dynamic integration of stakeholder's expectations and know-how in decision making. This paper attempts ...Read more >>
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Mon, Mar 06, 2017
Abstract Different studies carried out to date in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) field have focused on analysing certain explanatory factors of CSR reporting in different countries or individual factors, such as firm size, activity sector, good corporate governance, economic and financial profitability, and the cost of equity capital, among others. ...Read more >>
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Wed, Mar 01, 2017
Abstract Business scandals, environmental disasters, and the growing attention to malnutrition and starvation around the world, are emphasizing the criticism toward capitalism and the way business is approached. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability theories are becoming understated, as Porter and Kramer's emerging concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV) has argued. ...Read more >>
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Wed, Mar 01, 2017
Abstract This study aims to analyze whether specific corporate social responsibility +CSR) training in sustainable development can boost the potential impact of CSR on shareholder value (i.e., corporate reputation, brand image, and financial value) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). We also aim to determine the main implications from an educational ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Abstract Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become increasingly important in labor market communication. To express organizational identity, reinforcing commitment to sustainable development and stakeholder engagement, organizations report their CSR activities. The impact of a company's employer branding (EB) strategy depends on how information recipients interpret corporate messages. Therefore, we assume that ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Abstract Recently, many firms have been focusing on sustainable manufacturing. The manager has to understand the social requirement of concern for environmental protection. This study develops a model to enhance the understanding of how market orientation, quality management, and innovativeness assist Thailand's food industry in attaining its optimal green performance, and ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Abstract Firms face a variety of stakeholder pressures to improve their environmental performance. A firm's perceptions of these pressures can radically affect its strategic reactions and subsequent resource allocation decisions. Previous studies do not explain how perceived operational impacts may influence a firm's investment in environmental technologies. This study examines the ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Abstract Companies should be interested in implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices not only for ethical reasons, but also for their potential profits. Considering the need to confirm this relationship more thoroughly, this research is based on the only stock market index in Spain which is an objective indicator of best ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 07, 2017
Abstract Today, companies have an increasing need to integrate stakeholders in CSR processes. The emergence of web 2.0 platforms and social media not only facilitates stakeholder interaction, but has also led to a new form of interaction opportunity called co-creation. We use a single case study of The Unilever Sustainable Living ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 07, 2017
Abstract Our main objective is to study whether banks that follow CSR practices enhance earnings quality. We also analyse whether differences in earnings quality that are driven by CSR engagement are affected in a complementary or substitutive manner by levels of investor protection and bank regulation for financial institutions across countries. ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 07, 2017
Abstract This study investigated the financial performances of environmental policy by using the long-term effect of ISO 14001 certification. Drawing on a natural-resource-based view of the firm, this study examined abnormal performances of ISO 14001 certified firms on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and National Association of Securities Dealers Automated ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 07, 2017
Abstract Disclosure of social, environmental, and governance (ESG) information is inherent to the implementation of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. Furthermore, the level of quality in sustainability reports that are developed by the company may enhance its credibility and in turn, influence the perception of stakeholders improving corporate reputation. The ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Abstract This paper probes the perspectives of resistance against large-scale surface mining in developing countries. It draws extensively on scientific literature, governance sector policies and interventions, and mining industry reports. The paper finds that in resource-rich developing countries, land use is the dominant issue between the mining industry and local communities. ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Abstract The balance between profit maximization and corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a strategic issue of considerable importance. A key factor in understanding this relationship is identifying consumer reactions to engaging in CSR. Prior literature suggests a gap between consumers' environmental attitudes and behaviors. This study examines this relationship and ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Abstract In recent decades, the debate about the strategic potential of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the existence of a possible relationship between CSR and competitiveness has become increasingly relevant. However, the literature has not analysed in detail why this influence occurs and what the key elements that determine increasing competitiveness ...Read more >>
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Wed, Jan 18, 2017
Abstract Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) members are considered top sustainable companies within each sector. Thus, DJSI inclusion signals a reputation for strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) engagement, which should contribute to enhanced firm performance. This paper examines the performance of the European banks listed in the DJSI for the period ...Read more >>
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