In search of the missing link in CSR : an analysis of the government influence

Yang, Xiaohua & Casali, Gian Luca (2009) In search of the missing link in CSR : an analysis of the government influence. Sinergie, 30, pp. 31-44.

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Research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) has not differentiated the varying degree of government influence in its multiple roles on different types of CSR. However, different il1fluences resulting from the different roles he govemment plays in the CSR arena an shape different CSR behavior. This paper examines the efficacy of the govemment influence on four types of corporate social responsibilities: legal, economic, philanthropic and ethical. We argue that the govemment influence on firms' CSR disposition varies in intensizv and salience depending on the level of interdependency between the government and the firm and the deployable strategies available to the govemment. We have identified the strongest link between the government as mandator and legal CSR and weakest link between the govemment as endorser and ethical CSR. We provide implications for government policy makers and future studies in this area.

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ID Code: 74891
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Government, Business Ethics, Power
ISSN: 0393-5108
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Consorzio Universitario Economia Industriale e Manageriale
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2014 02:11
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 02:08

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