Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Performance

12 Pages Posted: 16 May 2006  

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

Date Written: January 2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Total Factor Productivity, Environmental Performance

JEL Classification: L15, L21, M14

Suggested Citation

Morrison Paul, Catherine J. and Siegel, Donald S., Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Performance (January 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=900838 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.900838

Catherine J. Morrison Paul

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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University of Hartford - Barney School of Business

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University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ( email )

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Donald S. Siegel (Contact Author)

University at Albany, SUNY ( email )

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(518) 956-8311 (Phone)

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