A Global Analysis of Corporate Social Performance: The Effects of Cultural and Geographic Environments [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 107 (4):423-433 (2012)
Abstract
As more and more multi-national companies expand their operations globally, their responsibilities extend beyond not only the economic motive of profitability but also other social and environmental factors. The objective of this article is to examine the impact of national culture and geographic environment on firms’ corporate social performance (CSP). Empirical tests are based on a global CSP database of companies from 49 countries. Results show that the Hofstede’s cultural dimensions are significantly associated with CSP. In addition, European companies are found to out-perform other regions and countries in CSP
Keywords Corporate social performance  Corporate social responsibility  Cross-cultural comparison  Hofstede cultural dimensions  Cross regional comparison
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