The Tsunami's CSR Effect: Mnes and Philanthropic Responses to the Disaster

46 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2005  

Gail Whiteman

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Business and Society Management

Alan Muller

University of Amsterdam Business School; University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business

Judith van der Voort

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Business and Society Management

Jeroen van Wijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Lucas C.P.M. Meijs

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Cynthia Pique

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Business and Society Management

Date Written: October 18, 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Whiteman, Gail and Muller, Alan and van der Voort, Judith and van Wijk, Jeroen and Meijs, Lucas C.P.M. and Pique, Cynthia, The Tsunami's CSR Effect: Mnes and Philanthropic Responses to the Disaster (October 18, 2005). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-062-ORG. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=830285

Gail Whiteman (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Business and Society Management ( email )

RSM Erasmus University
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Alan R. Muller

University of Amsterdam Business School ( email )

Plantage Muidergracht 12
Amsterdam, 1018TV
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www1.fee.uva.nl/pp/amuller

University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business ( email )

Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200
United States

Judith Van der Voort

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Business and Society Management ( email )

RSM Erasmus University
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Jeroen Van Wijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Room T08-21
3000 DR Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Lucas C.P.M. Meijs

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Room T08-21
3000 DR Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands

Cynthia Pique

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Business and Society Management ( email )

RSM Erasmus University
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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