SA8000 as CSR-Washing? The Role of Stakeholder Pressures
22 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2016
Date Written: December 25, 2015
This article analyzes the extent to which stakeholder pressure contributes to the CSR-washing phenomena and its impact on the organizational outcomes. To that end, this work analyzes the relationships involved using primary data obtained from a survey of 130 Italian organizations that have implemented the SA8000 international CSR standard. The article contributes to both the theoretical and empirical literature on CSR-washing by proposing an integrated approach that sheds more light on the driving factors behind and outcomes from the internationalization of a well-defined and comprehensively monitored set of CSR practices, namely the SA8000 standard. The implications for managers, policy makers and other stakeholders are discussed.
Keywords: Stakeholder Pressures, bluewashing, decoupling, CSR-washing, CSR standards, SA8000
JEL Classification: M1
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