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An Empirical Analysis of the Strategic Use of Corporate Social Responsibility


Donald S. Siegel


University at Albany, SUNY

Donald F. Vitaliano


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Economics

April 2006


Abstract:     
Recent theories of the strategic use of corporate social responsibility (CSR) emphasize the role of information asymmetry and how CSR is likely to be matrixed into a firm's product differentiation strategy. A key empirical implication of these theories is that firms selling experience or credence goods and services are more likely to be socially responsible than firms selling search goods. Using firm-level data, we report evidence that is consistent with this hypothesis.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Search Goods, Experience Goods, Credence Goods

JEL Classification: M14, D21

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Date posted: May 11, 2006  

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Siegel, Donald S. and Vitaliano, Donald F., An Empirical Analysis of the Strategic Use of Corporate Social Responsibility (April 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=900521 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.900521

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Donald S. Siegel
University at Albany, SUNY ( email )
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States
(518) 442-4910 (Phone)
Donald F. Vitaliano (Contact Author)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Economics ( email )
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Troy, NY 12180
United States
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