Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Performance
Catherine J. Morrison Paul
University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Hartford - Barney School of Business
Donald S. Siegel
University at Albany, SUNY
We describe some perspectives on corporate social responsibility (CSR), in order to provide a context for considering the strategic motivations and implications of CSR. Based on this framework, which is based on characterizing optimal firm decision making and underlies most existing work on CSR, we propose an agenda for further theoretical and empirical research on CSR. We then summarize and relate the articles in this special issue to the proposed agenda.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Total Factor Productivity, Environmental Performance
JEL Classification: L15, L21, M14
Date posted: May 16, 2006
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