Corporate Social Responsibility

An Empirical Investigation of U.S. Organizations

Adam Lindgreen, Valérie Swaen, Wesley Johnston

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Resumé

Organizations that believe they should “give something back” to the society have embraced the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Although the theoretical underpinnings of CSR have been frequently debated, empirical studies often involve only limited aspects, implying that theory may not be congruent with actual practices and may impede understanding and further development of CSR. The authors investigate actual CSR practices related to five different stakeholder groups, develop an instrument to measure those CSR practices, and apply it to a survey of 401 U.S. organizations. Four different clusters of organizations emerge, depending on the CSR practice focus. The distinctive features of each cluster relate to organizational demographics, perceived influence of stakeholders, managers’ perceptions of the influence of CSR on performance, and organizational performance.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Business Ethics
Vol/bind85
Udgave nummerSupplement 2
Sider (fra-til)303-323
Antal sider21
ISSN0167-4544
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2009
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Performance outcomes
  • Practices
  • Stakeholders
  • Survey
  • U.S.

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Lindgreen, Adam ; Swaen, Valérie ; Johnston, Wesley. / Corporate Social Responsibility : An Empirical Investigation of U.S. Organizations. I: Journal of Business Ethics. 2009 ; Bind 85, Nr. Supplement 2. s. 303-323.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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