When corporate social responsibility matters: An empirical investigation of contingencies

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Rather than re-examine the question of whether doing good generally helps a company to do well, this study draws on contingency theory to empirically examine when doing good helps a company do as well as possible. Using panel data, we examine the effects of industry life cycle, munificence, and instability on the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate financial performance (CFP). Our findings indicate that life cycle has a significant impact on the CSR-CFP relationship, as does industry instability. These findings suggest that CSR helps the bottom line considerably – if it is applied at the right time.
Categories
(categorize this paper)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
LUXWCS
Upload history
Archival date: 2017-07-10
View other versions
Added to PP index
2017-07-10

Total views
372 ( #12,585 of 52,686 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
41 ( #15,108 of 52,686 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.