The Tsunami's CSR Effect: Mnes and Philanthropic Responses to the Disaster
46 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2005
Date Written: October 18, 2005
This paper contributes to the literature on CSR and International Business by linking firm internationalization to corporate philanthropy. Considering the 2004 Tsunami disaster as a highly relevant case of an international societal issue, we analyze the characteristics of the corporate response to the disaster among Fortune Global 500 firms. We find that home region, degree of internationalization, firm size and profitability most strongly influenced the propensity of firms to donate as well as the value of their donations.
Keywords: internationalization, CSR, philanthropy, Tsunami
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