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Hi all,
I am studying CSR expenditure behaviour of 100 Indian companies in the period Pre- and Post- Companies Act, 2013. This Companies Act, implemented in 2014, mandates the companies to spend 2% of their profit towards CSR activities. This implies that before 2014 all contributions toward CSR was voluntary while the same became mandatory from 2014 onward. My goal is to evaluate the impact of this Companies Act, on the CSR spending. My study period is from 2009-2019. I was thinking to run paired-sample t-test between the periods Pre-Companies Act (2009-2013) and Post-Companies Act (2014-2019). My data comprise CSR expenditures of all 100 companies for every year during 2009-2019.
Please advise how to use my data for the t-test (if at all the t-test is suitable) or please suggest any other statistical tool.
Thanking you advance
Ms. Oindrila Banerjee
(PhD student)
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It is good for comparison of means of two variables
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The proxy would therefore not be off balance sheet.
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You may want to check the following paper out:
Social responsibility disclosure: A study of proxies for the public visibility of Portuguese banks
MC Branco, LL Rodrigues - The British accounting review, 2008 - Elsevier
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Different authors are in different view regarding the difference between evolution of Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Certain scholars (Bansal & Song, 2017) explained that although CS and CSR are historically diverse, they were seen in the 2000s as a single idea and in the future as distinct methods. Certain scholars beleve CS is evolved after CSR.
Please help me to clarify the evolution of corporate sustainability. Thank you my dear research colleagues
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Thank you so much professor@ Christopher C Kelly
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Corporate Social Responsibility has become an indispensable part of many companies worldwide. Companies are proud to share their success stories to create an image of being eco-friendly. Employees love working for responsible companies. Whereas customers show high preference and loyalty toward brands that are actively engaged in CSR activities. All these points are true in markets where people are aware of CSR and have a positive attitude towards it. Nevertheless, in developing countries such as Uzbekistan, the perception of CSR might be distorted. As companies hide any CSR activities done because they fear to be imposed more CSR activities will be imposed. Customers doubt companies’ good intentions to do good to society and perceive the main aim to be earning more money. Whereas the Government does not stimulate CSR adoption yet as there is no CSR policy. Moreover, the prevailing religion in the country- Islam suggests “to perform socially responsible activities just for the sake of Allah and to believe in Allah for reward rather than look for any monetary, economic or strategic benefits in response to welfare activities”. The current context raises curiosity in studying perceptions of CSR in-depth and whether knowledge of CSR has a direct correlation to a positive attitude or not.
What are your thoughts on this? Is this context unique to Uzbekistan only?
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In the context of Uzbekistan, one very important thing to study first is their religious beliefs and values. As you mentioned, they tie up CSR with religiosity (an important significant research gap on CSR orientation, CSR perspectives, and CSR viewpoints). And yes, they may be true in their approach by not following the fundamentals of CSR determined by the whole world.
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I am also interested in investigations referring to content, frequency and impact of CSR reports worldwide.
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Hi,
The following article provides you with some explanations and sources
The post-print version is available here (free access): https://www.gmarzi.com/wp-content/uploads/JPC_Final_Repository.pdf
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I have a list of countries of which I need to know if they have a mandatory law regarding non-financial data disclosure. It would also be great to know the name of the law and since when it is in force. If you know the answer for any of them (especially for the countries that do not publish their laws in English, Spanish or German), it will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you very much!
Country list:
ABU DHABI
ARGENTINA
BAHRAIN
BRAZIL
CANADA
CAYMAN ISLANDS
CHANNEL ISLANDS
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
DUBAI
EGYPT
HONG KONG
INDIA
INDONESIA
ISRAEL
JAPAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KUWAIT
MALAYSIA
MEXICO
MOROCCO
NEW ZEALAND
NIGERIA
NORWAY
OMAN
PERU
PHILIPPINES
QATAR
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SAUDI ARABIA
SINGAPORE
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH KOREA
SRI LANKA
SWITZERLAND
TAIWAN
THAILAND
TURKEY
UNITED STATES
ZIMBABWE
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The article entitled "Non-financial reporting research and practice: Lessons from the last decade" contains a detailed response to your question. You can find the paper here:
- ResearchGate version:
- journal version:
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In my research, I use the applied side, and if it is a questionnaire, I use the independent and dependent variable
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" An Integrated Model for Internal CSR Implementation in Malaysian Private Higher Education Institutions to increase Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty and Organizational Performance.
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Dear Yes it is too long title. The Title should not be consist by more than 12 words. in general. My opinion is:
" EFFECT ANAYLISES OF CSR IMPLEMENTATION IN HIGHER INSTITUTION IN
MALAYSIA".
In the Introduction of Your work you can explain later, what will be subject of your analysis (engagement, loyalty, and CSR-based performance}.
Best wishes for your PHD success!
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Dear peers!
We are looking for Erasmus + partners (KA1 or KA2) from program countries. Our fields of research are: - Corporate Social Responsibility - Project Based Learning, e-Learning, Digitalization of Education The detailed information is presented in the file
Kind regards, Pavlo
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My homeland university Charles University in Prague is member of the program Erasmus+ and let say, it is good opportunity for our students and young researchers ...
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Using my country's context, I'm working on a paper about the moderating effect of corporate social irresponsibility(CSI) on the relationship between CSR and firm value. The estimates I got include positive main effect of CSR, positive main effect of CSI, and negative coefficient for the interaction term. The positive main effect of CSI is counter intuitive and I find it really challenging to interpret and to find literature support.
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See the SASB Standards
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I know CSR is not a new debate but defiantly new to least develop country Afghanistan. I am working on study of CSR in Afghanistan.
Thank you in advance!
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Social Responsibility and Competitive Advantage
Social responsibility has become a strong and irreversible part of corporate actions. When managed effectively, CSR programs and projects can create significant benefits in terms of reputation and returns as well as the motivation and loyalty of employees. CSR can also contribute toward strengthening valuable partnerships (Pearce & Doh, 2005). Husted and Allen (2001) state that CSR strategies can create competitive advantages if used properly, pointing out that there is a positive association between strategic social responsibility actions and competitive advantage.
Competitive Advantage
The data collected for the Carrefour case study offer evidence of some benefits obtained through CSR actions, including employee motivation, image and reputation enhancement as well as awards. For instance, Carrefour's volunteer programme plays an important role in employee motivation. However, there are as yet no records on the results, and measuring methods need to be employed in the stores where this programme has been implemented.
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I did my Masters in International Business Management, and I have been thinking of doing a PhD. But I have been having a block in getting a research area to work on in CSR. Please I will need help/guidance.
Thank you
Chika Alfred.
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Awareness programm on Public Health Care ( PHC ) .
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Hello everyone! Is there any measurement of corporate social responsibility in non-profit organizations (it can be any language) available?
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My research is focus on the Chinese SMEs. However, I got stuck at how to motivate Chinese SMEs to adopt CSR. Also, whether large companies might learn from SMEs or not.
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I think this article will be helpful for you Long Lian
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The COVID-19 Global leadership Performance Index
I like to improve methodology and survey questions for the project- The COVID-19 Global leadership Performance Index. Link to survey form is given below:
fur further details, kindly refer to the project section. I seek academic collaboration from different countries' researchers and seek cooperation from them in collecting survey information and ask them to join me in this academic pursuit where they can be part of a research team, which will publish papers based on data.
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The above are old lits though but details comprehensively traits of visionary leaders pre-covid.
Also see bluecolar leadership on Linkedin.
Hope it helps.
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Dear Professors/ Students and Friends,
I Am Menaga Ananthan ,Research Scholar Of Vistas
Please fill my Survey Questionnaires I have attached to the Google form link below
the question is based on impact of Corporate social responsibility on Brand loyalty .
Kindly help me in filling the questionnaire, Being a young researcher your valuable time towards filling this questionnaire will adds up a value to the research work ,also it will help me to conduct the research in best way ,Thank u in advance .
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Its very good work...
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I am using GRACE data to determine the groundwater potential of my study area. I have downloaded all the netCDf files from CSR, GFZ and JPL, and my question is that, is there any guide or a manual that I can use to procced to the next step of analysing my downloaded GRACE products?
thank you in advance
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To estimate groundwater potential you need subtract land surface variables simulated by GLDAS models. GLDAS has four models, NOAH, CLM, VIC, and MOSIAC. i will suggest you to use average of these models for your selected variables from GLDAS data( SMS, SWE, Qs, CWS etc.). You cannot subtract these variables from GRACE directly. You need to convert them to anomalies as per GRACE data. GRACE data has base line of long term average from 2004-2009.
please read my recently published paper about GRACE study.
I hope it will help
Good Luck
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CSR is a very impactful tool that works not only to improve the social structure but helps to uplift living standards. the main problem in CSR research facing to get the international data on its impact. how people have changed their life, how much the company is successful to get the result of it CSR investment and many more research questions.
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I have to find CSR indices literature but mostly i have observed that ''Dow Jones Sustainability Index'' or ''Global 100 index '' developed for investors? whats about other stakeholders?
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Dear Dr faisal,
CSR Hub's Corporate Social Responsibility Ratings can solve your purpose, although it is not single available, there are plenty but you can start withit.
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I want to track and measure the Sustainability / CSR performance of Top Indian companies. Is there an authentic database or a source where I can get this information?
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I am doing a paper on the relationship between CSR and social impact. I am not successful in finding any surveys online. I can only find literature that used valid and reliable questionnaires, but none was attached. Any help regarding that would be much appreciated.
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I think you would be better off tailoring your own questionnaire based on your study objectives, outcome expected, and research variables.
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Can anybody help me in connecting to a researcher or a professor of a  business school from Mexico city or South Africa who is having his/her research interest in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Branding.
In-fact, I have a plan to conduct a cross-cultural study in the area of CSR and Corporate Branding between India and the country that I am looking for.
The interested collaborator needs to be a full time professor in a B school of its repute.
Kindly help me.
Regards,
Suvendu Kr. Pratihari
Ph.D. Scholar
School of Management
NIT, Rourkela
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Research work on the issues of corporate social responsibility CSR in the field of corporate branding is an interesting and important issue. Corporations, companies and other economic entities should implement branding, marketing activities, promoting their own brand, etc. in accordance with the principles of corporate social responsibility. In recent years, the importance of social environmental responsibility has also been growing. This is related to the growing need for corporations and companies to achieve the goals of sustainable development. Therefore, more and more economic entities add to their missions and strategies the issues of achieving the goals of sustainable development, green economic ventures, pro-ecological business, caring for the biosphere and climate of the planet. It is important that the mentioned "green" aspects added to the company's mission and strategy correspond to the actual pro-ecological activity of the economic entity.
Best wishes,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Current research interest:
Corporate Readiness of Sri Lankan Companies towards the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility concept.
Sub elements:
- Circular economy
- Reverse supply chain management
- Corporate social responsibility
- Corporate sustainability
- Green value chain
- Social contract theory
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Dear Viduni,
very interesting - thank you! So do you have an empirical case study such as a sample of Sri Lankan companies whose business practices you are investigating? Just to understand this correctly: Are you aiming to connect your empirical findings from this case study/the companies you're investigating with theoretical models such as social contract theory as well as with the phenomenon of "corporate philanthropy"? If so: What precisely are the challenges you are facing there/struggling with in connecting the empirical and theoretical level?
Best,
Julius
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Hi everyone, my colleagues and I have run a 2 (2 = low job availability; high job availability) X 3 (CSR environmental violation; CSR social violation; no change from original organizational description) between subjects design vignette study to better understand what happens when employees find out that their organization is not as CSR friendly as they thought when they joined. More specifically, we measure the psychological contract breach, affective commitment, trust in management and finally turnover intentions. We also measured importance of CSR to enter as a moderator of the relationship between violations and the attitudinal and turnover intentions variable. We also wanted to see if turnover intentions were also moderated by job availability. What I want to know is can I run this with a MANCOVA or should I set up six separate hierarachial regressions to test for moderation effects? I have run MANCOVA but it does not tell me differences between groups after controlling for CSR importance, only that overall, importance does not relate to the dvs but indivually, it varies for trust in management. Can this be modelled in SEM???
Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Sounds interesting. Goo luck!
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I am looking scientific from abroad to work with the paper about Corporate Social Responsibility issue. Publication will be published in WoS database.
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Yes! If you wish😀I can help from sociological point of view...
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In a fast changing and dynamic global business environment, corporate sectors are seen to be increasingly engaging into social and environmental responsibility projects within and outside their company (firm) jurisdictions. Given this, this topic would like to engage into serious academic and policy discussions to address important questions, such as:
(a) How corporate entities are devising their CSR and CSER strategies and how these strategies are aligned with sustainable development goals across countries?;
(b) How much the corporate sectors are allocating to meet/ implement their CSR/CSER strategies?;
(c) How far such CSR/CSER engagements are impacting the economic and social wellbeing of the communities globally and locally?;
(d) Can public (state) - private (corporate/ non-state) partnerships can be fostered in achieving better synergy between CSR-SDGs globally and locally?
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Dear Prof. Viswanathan P K1
You pointed to a key topic. I claim this case is related to the actions of multinational companies:
1) Van Tulder, R., Rodrigues, S.B., Mirza, H. et al. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Can multinational enterprises lead the Decade of Action?. J Int Bus Policy 4, 1–21 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s42214-020-00095-1 Free access:
2) Editors: Leal Filho, Walter, Tortato, Ubiratã, Frankenberger, Fernanda (2021). Integrating Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development - Addressing Challenges and Creating Opportunities, eBook ISBN978-3-030-59975-1, Springer International Publishing, Available at: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030599744
3) Jintao Lu et al. (2021). Assessment of corporate social responsibility by addressing sustainable development goals, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Volume 28, Issue 2, March/April 2021, Available at:
4) Anca Antoaneta Vărzaru et al. (2021). Rethinking Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in Light of Economic Performance, Sustainability 2021, 13(5), 2660; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052660, Free access:
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After downloading the data (JPL/CSR/GFZ) from  ftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/tellus/L3/land_mass/RL05/netcdf/ to calculate TWS (Terrestrial Water storage) do we need to do any additional post-processing without multiplying with the scaling factor? Especially before using the TWS to calculate groundwater level or drought severity index"?
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I couldn't access this dataset
do you know why?
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Need information about any country-wise sustainability indices, that also ranks countries based on following corporate sustainability practices.
Best Regards.
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Dear Arsalan,
There is one more relevant index that was not mentioned above. It is Country Sustainability Ranking (CSR) that analyses 150 countries with different types of economies on a broad selection of ESG indicators. You can read about CSR here https://www.robeco.com/en/key-strengths/sustainable-investing/glossary/country-sustainability-ranking.html
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Dear peers!
We are looking for partners from European countries to run a research on Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
By nowadays SD and CSR have become far beyond pure philanthropic activity but a powerful source of competitiveness and sustainable competitive advantages.
Traditionally, the concepts of SD and CSR are considered in the context of developed countries, however, our latest results show that possible positive effect can be also obtained for emerging economies.
We would like to set up an international team to investigate the key differences in using SD strategy and CSR methodology in different types of economy.
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Dear colleagues!
I am much obliged you for the attention to our research, the propositions will be sent you by tomorrow
Kind regards, Pavlo
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Corporate Social Responsibility is a wonderful concept. In order to reap its benefits, we must try to devise a CSR Strategy keeping in mind various MDGs and SDGs, and some sort of Goal Congruence will be there.
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Dear Dr Ilan Kelman
thanks for your suggestions.
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Many activities in CSR by companies need budget or funding. However more than 80% spend and no rerurn to Companies while can use to next year
If we look meaning of responsibility however not only from Companies to stakeholder but responsibility about the spend of funding because if full spending so its charity not CSR. What do you thinks....?
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charity is part of CSR but not refer to the totality of the CSR concept. CSR is an obligation of the business to give back to the community, environment and to its people. As presented in the Caroll's pyramid, there are 4 components of CSR- Economic, Ethical, Legal and Philanthropical. For me, CSR is more than giving back thus, it is giving even without asking for something in return.
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The different culture of the country make CSR disclosure is difficult to measure. For example many activities about CSR related Sustainability Development include charity and social activities but in GRI G4 only one theme cover however their activities include in CSR disclosure.
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CSR disclosure can be defined as the information that a company discloses about its environmental impact and its relationship with its stakeholders by means of relevant communication channels (Campbell 2004; Gray et al.)
CSR is useful for building a positive image of a company. Disclosing CSR activities projects a positive image of the company by showing that the company is a responsible citizen. In some countries, it is a legal requirement that companies make public their CSR activities to fulfil the law.
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Special Issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050): "Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Special Issue Editors
Dr. Montserrat Boronat Navarro Website SciProfiles Guest Editor Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Jaume I University, Spain Interests: corporate social responsibility; sustainability; organizational ambidexterity; dynamic capabilities; innovation; districts; family firms Dr. José A. Pérez-Aranda Website Guest Editor University School of Hospitality and Tourism CETT-University of Barcelona, Spain Interests: corporate social responsibility; quality management; tourism sector; hotel firms
Special Issue Information
Dear Colleagues,
Businesses can play a crucial role in increasing sustainability and preventing the escalation of environmental and social problems. Through the analysis of how sustainable firm processes and activities positively affect society as a whole, and specifically firm performance, and by developing theory to inform practice through well-grounded guidelines for firms, scholars can help to raise awareness of the need to incorporate these sustainable practices.
Interest in and research into Corporate Social Responsibility have grown exponentially in the last two decades, and some meta-analytical studies (e.g., Orlitzky et al., 2003) have corroborated the positive effect of CSR on firms’ financial performance. Nevertheless, this topic still requires a deeper analysis and theoretical foundation. CSR practices contribute positively to society by supporting sustainable economic, social, and environmental development (Du et al., 2010). They also help to strengthen firms’ competitive advantage and performance (Carroll and Shabana, 2010; Lee and Park, 2009). Whether firms adopt CSR practices for instrumental or moral reasons is also a topic of debate, since they are based on contradictory foundations (Aguilera et al., 2007; Hahn et al., 2016), although both contribute to increasing corporate social performance (Hahn et al., 2016). Hahn et al. (2016) found that firms’ practices grounded in instrumental and in moral initiatives complement each other and increase the scale of corporate social performance. Deeper analysis of how CSR practices grounded in both rationales help firms to improve their corporate performance can be a way to raise firms’ awareness about sustainability.
Furthermore, firms must often rely on contradictory processes that underpin, for example, environmental requirements, as in the case of efficiency and flexibility (Lin and Ho, 2016; Boronat-Navarro and García-Joerger, 2019). The analysis of how firms develop holistic solutions for sustainability requires deeper study of firm resources and capabilities. Dynamic capabilities (Teece et al., 1997) can facilitate strategic change towards integration of sustainability and its effect on corporate performance (Wu et al., 2012), but this analysis requires further development. Exploration of different contexts such as family firms, or sectors like tourism or manufacturing companies could help toward a further understanding of this strategic change.
Additionally, customers’ perceptions of and intentions towards firms change according to the information they have about sustainable firms or their experiences with them (e.g., Boronat-Navarro and Pérez-Aranda, 2019, 2020). Studies demonstrating the positive effects on the perception of multiple stakeholders due to the authentic adoption of CSR practices (Wang et al., 2020) could also raise firms’ awareness of the importance of truly integrating these practices into their mission, culture and values, strategy, and operations. This analysis could shed light on the relationship between CSR and corporate performance.
Against this background, for this Special Issue, we invite submissions of academic papers analyzing how firms integrate and develop CSR practices that can contribute to corporate performance and to the sustainable progress of society. Both original research articles and review articles are welcome. The Special Issue focuses on but is not limited to the following topics:
  • CRS and its effects on corporate performance;
  • CSR and its effects on different measures of corporate performance;
  • CSR and its impacts on society;
  • Consistency and authenticity in the implementation of CSR practices;
  • Theories explaining instrumental and moral initiatives in CSR practices;
  • Resources and capabilities that help firms in the adoption of sustainable practices;
  • Dynamic capabilities and sustainability;
  • Innovations in the adoption of sustainable practices;
  • Stakeholders’ influence on CSR adoption;
  • Perceptions of various stakeholders of CSR practices;
  • CSR in family firms;
  • CSR and corporate performance in different sectors.
References:
Aguilera, R. V., Rupp, D. E., Williams, C. A., & Ganapathi, J. (2007). Putting the S back in corporate social responsibility: A multilevel theory of social change in organizations. Academy of management review32(3), 836-863.
Boronat-Navarro, M., & García-Joerger, A. (2019). Ambidexterity, Alliances and Environmental Management System Adoption in Spanish Hotels. Sustainability11(20), 5815.
Boronat-Navarro, M., & Pérez-Aranda, J. A. (2019). Consumers’ perceived corporate social responsibility evaluation and support: The moderating role of consumer information. Tourism Economics25(4), 613-638.
Boronat-Navarro, M., & Pérez-Aranda, J.A. (2020) Analyzing Willingness to Pay More to Stay in a Sustainable Hotel. Sustainability,12, 3730.
Carroll, A. B., & Shabana, K. M. (2010). The business case for corporate social responsibility: A review of concepts, research and practice. International journal of management reviews12(1), 85-105.
Du, S., Bhattacharya, C. B., & Sen, S. (2010). Maximizing business returns to corporate social responsibility (CSR): The role of CSR communication. International journal of management reviews12(1), 8-19.
Hahn, T., Pinkse, J., Preuss, L., & Figge, F. (2016). Ambidexterity for corporate social performance. Organization Studies37(2), 213-235.
Lee, S., & Park, S. Y. (2009). Do socially responsible activities help hotels and casinos achieve their financial goals?. International journal of hospitality management28(1), 105-112.
Lin, L. H., & Ho, Y. L. (2016). Institutional pressures and environmental performance in the global automotive industry: the mediating role of organizational ambidexterity. Long Range Planning49(6), 764-775.
Orlitzky, M., Schmidt, F. L., & Rynes, S. L. (2003). Corporate social and financial performance: A meta-analysis. Organization studies24(3), 403-441.
Teece, D. J., Pisano, G., & Shuen, A. (1997). Dynamic capabilities and strategic management. Strategic management journal18(7), 509-533.
Wu, Q., He, Q., Duan, Y., & O'Regan, N. (2012). Implementing dynamic capabilities for corporate strategic change toward sustainability. Strategic Change21(5), 231.
Dr. Montserrat Boronat Navarro Dr. José A. Pérez-Aranda Guest Editors
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Keywords
  • corporate social responsibility
  • corporate performance
  • dynamic capabilities
  • instrumental and moral reasons
  • innovation
  • stakeholder’s perception
  • family firms
  • hotel sector
  • industrial companies
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Thank you.
Popular but still interesting subject.
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Hi all,
I'm conducting a research on the relation between CSR performance (using ESG scores as a proxy) and M&A announcement returns. I am looking to also include a Instrumental Variable (IV), to test for possible endogeneity of the ESG scores.
The IV has to have a high correlation with ESG scores, but no/low correlation with M&A announcement returns.
Could someone help me with some suggestions?
Thank you in advance!
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The following paper talks about the moderating role of disclosure as regards your subject question; you may want to check it out:
ESG performance and firm value: The moderating role of disclosure‏
A Fatemi, M Glaum, S Kaiser - Global Finance Journal, 2018‏ - Elsevier‏
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Hello all,
I'm currently working on my undergraduate thesis and I'm having difficulties trying to access KLD Stats and Sustainalytics because my campus Airlangga University and apparently other campuses in my country (Indonesia) don't subscribe to those. I tried contacting MSCI but still received no reply for almost a week. Is there anyone who could help me access these or suggest alternative accessible datasets? it would help a lot.
Thank you!
Regards,
Aniza Rania D.
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Thank you for your scientific efforts
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Hi there, I ran a 2 by 3 between subjects design study, resulting in six vignettes (job availability was low or high; and negative change CSRsocial, negative change CSRenvironmental, no change in CSR). In other words. people were provided with one of six vignettes that had either low or high job availability and either a negative change in initial expecations surrounding either social or environmental CSR or no change in initially positive CSR. I also measured importance of CSR to use as a covariate (to control for how important participants think CSR is). The outcome variables are psychological contract breach, affective commitment, trust in mgmt and turnover intentions. What would be the best way to analyze this? When I run correlations of the dependent variables and the covariate, the covariate doesn't correlate. Do I leave it out of the subsequent MANOVA analysis? when I include it, it doesn't account for any significant univariate variance in any of the dependent variables. I guess, I am just looking for general advice. Thanks.
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I started using qauntitative method for my methodology were i used social and environmental checklist to measure CSR ( CSR is the independent variable of the study, whie financial performance is the dependent variable and will be measured using Return on equity). But now i have changed to qualitative method.
Please i want know if i can still use the checklist for qualitative content analysis?
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The more quantitative version of content analysis uses a codebook to count when specific items occur within a text. This sounds similar to your idea of using a "checklist."
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I am thinking of applying to continue my PHD after I am done with my Masters.
My current thesis topic is how Government policies affect the implementation of CSR in a business strategy.
My supervisor is interested in CSR as it pertains or connected to Corporate governance and would greatly appreciate some feedback of topics in this field.
Many thanks.
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The impact of board of directors' characteristics (age, gender, qualifications, experience etc.) on CSR spending can be a good topic. You may consider to take control variables such as firm-size and also include industry effect .....
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With the Covid-19 pandemic situation, several firms have changed the way they operate. For example, some organizations have gone "virtual": several employees work remotely and more items are delivered home instead of being taken from the shelves or restaurant, etc. On the other hand, communities have more struggles and needs. Does the above increase or decrease, change or maintain, past Corporate Social Responsibilities for the Companies around us?
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Dear Mr. Kabongo!
You spotted a relevant point. COVID-19 is still rolling on. There may well be a 3rd wave on the horizon. Both people and companies will have to further adapt to the possible future scenarios:
1) Hongwei He and Lloyd Harris (2020). The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on corporate social responsibility and marketing philosophy, Journal of Business Research, Volume 116, August 2020, Pages 176-182 , Available at:
2) Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten (2020). COVID‐19 and the Future of CSR Research, Journal of Management Studies, Essay and Commentary, Open Access:
3) Isabel María García Sánchez, Alejandra García-Sánchez (2020). Corporate Social Responsibility during COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal of Open Innovation Technology Market and Complexity 6(4):126, October 2020, Open Access:
4) A case-study: Liu, F., Meng, L., Zhao, Y. et al. The influence of the corporate social responsibility disclosures on consumer brand attitudes under the impact of COVID-19. Front. Bus. Res. China 14, 28 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s11782-020-00096-0 Open Access:
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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How did tobacco and soda companies employ Corporate Social Responsibility? In these industries, has CSR become a greenwashing tool?
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Hello,
Thank you very much for reading recommendations!
Tatiana Garanina The findings of the study by Cai, Jo and Pan (2012) are interesting. Controversial industry managers in the United States regard CSR as important, even though they know their products are unhealthy.
Agostino Vollero I did not know your work. Yesterday I read your research and I will definitely cite it in my next works. Table 1 is very interesting! The research findings have theoretical and managerial implications.
Sudip Debkuumar I agree with you. Political interests must not come before social interests. These sectors are harmful to people's health.
Thank you Junghoon Park . I will check out the list of papers you suggested to me.
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What is difference between ethics Business and Corporate social responsibility?
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CRS and business ethics are like a brother and sister! They can't do it without each other and complement each other!
Best Regards!
Valentin
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Hello,
For the purpose of my thesis, I am looking for data that are linking CSR and innovation. I want to use CSR proxies like the ESG score, diversity, employee safety etc... and see there impact on innovation by using proxy like R&D spending or patent application.
Anyone has an idea of where I could fine this data?
Thank you in advance.
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You find also data from Eurostat if you want search data in national level; or take a look on my paper:
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I have GRACE data (CSR,GFZ and JPL) in NC file now want to extract the data in R, facing some problems in codes. Can anyone help me please
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Tomasz Zema is an expert in R along with Katarzyna Sidorczuk
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Dear Colleagues,
We run a Special Issue for contributions aimed at providing a greater understanding of the correct implementation of a CSR framework, focusing on, but not limited to, contributions which:
  • Examine the drivers of and barriers to CSR and SR-HRM in different contexts, as well as their effects on organizational performance;
  • Explore those CSR suitable practices and their contingent variables which are able to affect and build socially responsible patterns for companies;
  • Analyze how to balance the expectations of different stakeholders from a management perspective and through different CSR policies and practices;
  • Identify how local and international institutions build social, economic, legal, and environmental practices able to integrate and properly implement CSR in society;
  • Study the existence of mediating and moderating variables in the relationship between socially responsible practices and sustainable (economic, social and environmental) performance;
  • Research the new theoretical foundations and integrative approaches which allow the correct identification and measurement of CSR at the organizational level, and, through this process, help to meet current social challenges.
  • Examine the effects of Covid-19 in the Corporate Social Responsibility process and practices, as well as to analyze the mechanism of organizational adaptation to this pandemic.
All manuscripts will be reviewed by experts in the field and must be submitted no later than the 1st of April 2021.
Dr. Jesus Barrena-Martínez Dr. Macarena Lopez-Fernandez Guest Editors
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What are the obstacles that stand in the way of implementing social responsibility?
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Dear peers!
I am running a research regarding Corporate Social Responsibility.
What do you think, how it is possible to prove that usage of CSR approach leads to increasing competitiveness of a company?
Thank you!
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Dear Pavlo Brin
There are two approaches towards creating a competitive advantage:
1. competitor centric
2. customer centric
The first one is conventional approach. But very successful companies like Amazon and many major Japanese companies take the second approach and have created vast blue oceans, i.e. they were able to create a competitive advantage that is not easily assailable. The second strategy or vision carries a deep understanding and inclusion of CSR. That shows CSR based strategies can be highly successful.
p.s. See Jehan’s article on EWS and CSR.
Prof. Dr. Shahzadah Nayyar Jehan
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What are the responsibilities of CSR ?
What social media companies have done to protect the privacy or information of their users ?
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I tend to respectfully disagree with Vincent Tawiah
Of course, one could argue that personal data is the price we have to pay for free social media use and part of the business model, but things change if personal data can be used against the user without him or her knowing it, infringes his or her autonomy in decision making etc. Maybe a tip is to read the recent book by Zuboff on surveillance capitalism, in which she makes clear how privacy transformed from personal to public information, and why this changes the whole discussion about responsibility for privacy. There you can find amunition why big tech companies should take a responsibility for the negative impacts of their business practices.
Hope this helps, Vincent Blok
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I am looking for a research topic on CSR in supply chain. If anyone has a good idea, please share with me.
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Hello Folks,
I am looking for Firm's CSR spending data for each year. For Example i want data for APPLE from year 2010 to 2019, and same for other companies.
It would be great if anyone can suggest any database which have that kind of information for US and Global firms.
Thanks in advance.
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Datastream
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Dear Scientists,
Together with my friends I wrote an article entitled " Social responsibility as a tool for the development of human resources quasi-innovation in the tourism industry". I would like to ask if you know a free magazine that would publish our article in this year. I would be grateful for an answer or guidance.
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Better to publish the articles in a Scopus indexed journal or Web of Science.
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what is the best jornal indexed in SSCI and is free to punblish my ariticl about CSR?
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Sustainability, but it costs, quite a lot. Or try Economics & Society, for free.
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Hello,
I was currently reading a study about the relationship between corporate social performance and financial performance.
There I read, that the KLD ratings are publicly available. Is that true? I can`t find information about that on MSCI.
Anyone having experience with this?
Thank you!
Best Regards
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Have you been able to retrieve the data?
I am looking for observations regarding the S&P 500.
Best Regards,
Gaston
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Fuel rate: 610kg/thm {coke - 510kg/thm, nut coke - 35kg/thm, PCI - 65kg/thm}
Coke CSR : 67%
GUTKO : 30min
Production : 1500ton/ day
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This is the desirable output from blast furnace, lower HM [Si] with good HM temp. this is an indication of good thermal condition, well placed thermal and chemical reserve zone in blast furnace.
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My thesis is about the relation between corporate social responsibility and corporate identity. And I can not find any questionnaire about it. Can you help me?
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Dear Leila,
I guess you need to create your own questionnaire. When you open the annual report of companies, you will come across address by the CEO and Chairperson followed by Strategy Report (with/without vision and mission). This will help you to identify key corporate identity parameters.
Best wishes,
Shab Hundal
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I want to see whether CSR levels of firms affect merger returns and spreads. I am basing myself on two academic papers: Corporate social responsibility and M&A uncertainty (Arouri, 2019) andv Characteristics of Risk and Return ( Mitchell, 2001). I am struggling to fully understand how to add ESG scores into the model for arbitrage returns. If there is anyone with more experience willing to help I would highly appreciate this!
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I do not think there is a standardised way of performing the task at hand Priyanka Satpathy . Net different firms have their own in-house methodologies. See below, some of the examples:-
  1. https://www.hermes-investment.com/ukw/wp-content/uploads/sites/80/2017/04/Hermes-Credit-ESG-Paper-April-2017.pdf
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Hello everyone,
I am currently working on a research about the CSR of a company.
I have evaluated the company's level of commitment in CSR activities through questionnaire-based surveys, and I have collected 52 responses from company's employees. I have already conducted a descriptive statistics but I would like to carry out a hypothesis test. I am trying to answer the following question:
"Does the company focus more on the social or environmental dimension of CSR?"
On the bases of the literature, companies pay more attention to social issues rather than environmental. So my hypothesis would be:
companies focus more on the social dimension of the CSR rather than the environmental.
As I said I based my CSR evaluation on the judgement of the company's employees, which rated some socially/environmentally responsible activities on a scale from 1 to 5. Hence I have certain scores with respect to environmental aspect, and certain scores with respect to the social aspect.
In light of this, how can I run a hypothesis test using SPSS?
Thank you for your time.
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I think hypotheses would be tested as follows:
We do a table that contains the first field on the company name and the second field on the premise of companies that focus on the social dimension. As for the third field, it will contain companies that focus on the environmental dimension.
Then we will use SPSS to get the result that we will use in the discussion
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Dear All,
I am studying the relationship between corporate governance factors and the quality of corporate disclosure. I changed the project recently to quantitative after two years focusing on qualitative.
I developed a model with dependent variable of quality disclosure and independent variables are board characteristics and firm characteristics as control variables
Quality-cor = b0 + b1BSIZE -1 + b2BOARDINDt-1 + b3AUDCOMt-1 + b4 GENDER t-1 + b5STATEOWN -1 + b6BOARDFREQ + b7FSIZE -1 + b8PROFITt-1 + b9LEVGt-1 + b10 LIQUID t-1 + b11FAGE -1 + b12INDUSTRYT + b13 COMPACT-1+ b14 CODECOR
I do not know what types of analyses and regression I may need to anylse the data. Could you please guide me with your suggestions on how and what analyses I need to finish this.
Thanks in Advance
corporate disclosure , SPSS, Quantitative analysis , Quantitative method, Statistic
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You have so many independent variables - 13 of them. You will run into problems with multicollinearity and specification of the model. Suggest you do a principal component analysis or factor analysis as suggested earlier and use a cross section regression to do the analysis. The tests will be the normal, F-test, t-test and DW.
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Purpose of the study
The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of SV on competitive advantage, organisational performance and sustainability of the mining industry of South Africa. The influence of SV perceptions will be assessed in terms of six dimensions; namely environmental impact, employment conditions, value/supply chain considerations, automation and innovation, infrastructure development and regulatory and legislative conditions. This study also intends to develop frameworks, scales and an instrument for measuring the factors influencing the SV perceptions, competitiveness, corporate performance and community and economic development. Research regarding mining and SV has been lacking in developing countries, South Africa in particular. This study will therefore put forward several recommendations that enhance the competitiveness of the South African mining corporations and add to the body of knowledge of SV activities locally and globally.
Shared Value Concept
The origin of the SV concept stems from extensive research into CSR, much of which has resulted in criticism (Porter & Kramer 2011:2) and possibly a dissatisfaction with the role that global organisations have in providing greater value within society and the environment. Porter and Kramer (2011:5) further argue that SV is not about sharing value that has already been created; rather, it is about expanding the pool of economic and social value. SV is more meaningful in underdeveloped countries, in the African context in particular, faced with deep societal challenges that corporations can solve whilst creating economic value.
Distinction between Shared Value and CSR
CSR is often regarded as the opposite concept of capitalism, whereas SV is considered as a higher form of capitalism. The fundamental distinction is that CSR is usually separate and external from the organisation; while SV integrates social and environmental impact into the corporate competitive strategy and it goes beyond legal requirements (Zsolnai 2006:6). SV creates economic and societal benefits relative to cost and it is a corporate specific agenda that is integral to competing essentially for profit maximisation (Porter & Kramer 2011:6). Therefore, CSR is about responsibility (reactive); CSV is about creating value (proactive).
Hypothetical Model
Independent Variables
environmental impact, employment conditions, value/supply chain considerations, automation and innovation, infrastructure development and regulatory and legislative conditions.
Intervening variable
Shared Value
Dependent Variables
Organisational performance, Competitive advantage and Sustainability
This Figure of this model is attached your review. I would like to hear your views regarding the proposed model?
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Thank you Philipp......it would be great to shared what you have in order to make this research more meaningful. Is it possible by any chance for you to share your email address. I would really appreciate. Mine is s216927978@mandela.ac.za and talifhani.khubana@gmail.com
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I am studying the financial and social impact of CS expediture by nifty 100 companies in India. This is specifically related to post mandatory CSR provisions in India/ While the sample companies perform their CSR activities in the entire country the problem of measuring social impact is faced by me .
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Great explanation Nizar Shbikat
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ESG Shareholder Engagement and Downside Risk
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Most local hospitality and tourism enterprises hardly engage in corporate social responsibility programmes within their location. Is this entirely proper?
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Of course yes. It will help in boosting their image across social, political and economic lines
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Do you think tobacco companies care about social responsibility? Does it sound paradoxical?
Should they publish CSR reports... at all?
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I believe they care about their money.
They have no social responsibility - they are socially dangerous.
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Academicians (we) are studying sustainability in businesses and we are teaching sustainability. However do our university fulfil sustainable practices ? Are we acting according to sustainable development rules?
Of course one can find numerous university sustainability reports elaborated mainly according Global Reporting Initiative.
However I am looking for another studies using different methodology of university sustainability evaluation.
I will be happy of every suggestion.
Many thanks in advance.
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Sustainability issues are quite new in education compared to sustainability in business, in developing countries in particular. I think we should bring many business sustainable practices and adapt them accordingly to the education ground.
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How can I integrate cultural embeddedness in mixed embeddedness approach to study CSR in immigrant firms?
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Thank you, Dr. Ahmed, for the suggested paper.
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Multilevel models are more in demand now in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, CSR, Teams, and HRM. An effective theory building in this context is indispensable. Any suggestions or personal experiences or texts are useful.
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Hi all!
I am writing my masters thesis on the topic ''How Corporate social responsibility improves shareholders` value''. I would like to ask you of you can recommend any good literature?
I`m having difficulty finding any practical models for measuring the value created by CSR.
Thank you in advance!
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Several studies show that CSR investments can create value for companies and for stakeholders in general. This can occur if the related benefits exceed the related costs, generating a favourable balance toward what we called the virtuous cycle of CSR. This cycle is made up of four steps – decision, design, action and result.
You check into the below articles:
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Dear Scholars,
In recent days, many organisations participate in CSR activists. Few organisations involve here for the development of society whereas many do it for business perspective, for instance, to avoid the legal issues, reduce the tax, increase the business image or branding, etc.
So, now my questions are:
1. Is my thinking right or wrong.
2. Is there any literature/ study to understand the business perspective to participate in CSR. If you have any resources, pls share it with me.
Thanksgiving
Shuvro
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I would recommend reading the following article which is published in Harvard Business Review:
- Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer (Dec. 2006) Strategy Society: The Link between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility, Harvard Business Review.
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At present the corporates have been giving more importance on CSR instead of Resettlement and Rehabilitation of PAPs and DPs.
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Many advantages taken from developing countries
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Good day,
I was wondering if any one would like to share his thoughts with regard to :
–> NAFTA as a source of convergence in adopting similar CSR pratices for SMEs.
(# isomorphism, institutional legitimity/conformity)
Anything that crosses your mind do not hesitate to share, since I am trying to see whether I have covered most of it or if I have forgotten certain points.
Thank you very much in advance :-)
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This paper might be interesting for you Tschopp, D., Barney, D., & Murphy, P. R. (2012). The institutional promotion of corporate social responsibility reporting:: second tier institutions. Journal of academic and business ethics, 6, 1.
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Hi,
I am currently working on my graduate project about transparent CSR communication, and are looking for people who is willing to contribute to a survey about the topic. You do not need to work or be a researcher within fashion, it could be any sector. Your participation will be anonymously and kept strictly confidential. If you are interested, please click the link: https://forms.gle/XzXUNyA4EEj8cGXr5
Thank you in advance!
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Thank you very much! Muchammad Taufiq Affandi
I appreciate it! It is indeed!
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As the fashion industry has started to realise how important corporate responsibility towards the environment and society is, the communication of the responsible business initiatives and the promotion of responsible products becomes crucial. However, the communication has often been labelled to be greenwashing which creates distrust among consumers and other stakeholders. How can brands and companies in the fashion industry improve CSR communication to avoid claims of Greenwashing?
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Michela Ornati
: Thank you for the link to Capra: I have his book on Learning from Leonardo (2012), which argues that da Vinci was a systems thinker centuries before the term was coined. There is no doubt that systems (or complexity) thinking helps understand how constituent parts interrelate and how systems work over time within the context of larger systems.
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Definition , kinds and measurement of of CSR.
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Going beyond business and legal obligations to serve the society.
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Earnings quality is a multidimensional concept and it has different attributes. Therefore there are many measures or proxies to measure earnings quality. However how can we choose among them I mean what are the measures from decision usefulness perspective and from the contracting purposes perspective? Which perspective is more relevant to corporate social responsibility context?
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Kindly refer following for some inights...
Kim, Y., Park, M. S., & Wier, B. (2012). Is earnings quality associated with corporate social responsibility?. The accounting review, 87(3), 761-796.
García‐Sánchez, I. M., & García‐Meca, E. (2017). CSR engagement and earnings quality in banks. The moderating role of institutional factors. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 24(2), 145-158.
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I am looking for recommendations on how to treat my correlated mediators. I have a model which includes a dummy coded manipulation as an IV (treatment vs. control group). This IV has an impact on my 4 mediators (4 parts of perception of CSR). Now my issue is that the 4 mediators are correlated, yet they do not fall under one factor, so discriminant validity is given. If I run my model without including any correlation/covariation between the mediators, the model fit is extremely bad. Yet, I do not want to include direct effect between the 4 mediators for several reasons: 1) even though they are correlated as they are similar, they do not logically have an effect on each other, and my model would make little sense with direct effects between them. 3) I am not interested in how the 4 mediators affect each other, but how the manipulation (the IV) influences them. 2) If I include direct effects, my model cannot be estimated as it is underidentified, and also it becomes nonrecursive. I think it would be too complicated for me to learn to do a nonrecursive model, given the little time I have left till I have to hand in my thesis.
If I covariate the error terms of the mediators, the model fit is perfect, and the effects make perfect sense. I would argue that the error terms mainly represent the consumers overall perception of the CSR that the consumer had before he was manipulated, and thus, the errors are logically similar and covariate. Alternatively, one might argue that they covariate just for the reason that the questions all concerned the same topic and were similar to each other. So overall, I don’t know if there is any justification for me to covariate the error terms. I would be very grateful for any literature that supports this approach. Alternatively, I am thinking of doing a MANOVA because as far as I know, in a MANOVA, the DVs are even required to correlate.
Thank you so much!!!
Best
Anna
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Hi Anna,
there is a huge difference between a full mediation and a partial mediation model with regard to the causal support. The key issue is the permanent existence of equivalent models--that is models that imply exactly the same data implications and, thus, cannot be differentiated. Equivalent models always exist and that's a huge problem but some models imply more eq. models, and others less.
The full mediation model has one critical testable implication, namely that the correlations between X and Y becomes zero, once M (the mediator) is controlled. This is called conditional independence. If I don't miss any, there are 4 alternatives that exactly have this implication:
a) X <-- M <---> Y