Differential economic impacts of corporate responsibility issues

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The study examined whether there are systematic differences in the economic impacts of different corporate responsibility issues and found that the content of corporate responsibility does have an effect on economic impact. Economic impacts were more positive for corporate responsibility issues that reduce negative externalities than for those that generate positive externalities and more positive as well as for issues whose outcome benefits market stakeholders rather than nonmarket stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Article number48
Pages (from-to)206-224
JournalBusiness and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • corporate responsibility
  • economic performance
  • content-specific perspective


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