Will Green CSR Enhance Innovation? A Perspective of Public Visibility and Firm Transparency
AbstractIn response to the asking and requiring of stakeholders to be more environmentally responsible, firms must commit to green corporate social responsibility (CSR). Firms being green and responsible always can acquire intangible resources that are important for firm innovation. Given the scarcity of existing research addressing relevant issues in depth, this paper expands our understanding of green CSR by revealing its antecedent effects on firm innovation performance. We also include public visibility and firm transparency as contingency factors to explore the relationship between green CSR and firm innovation performance. Using data collected from publicly listed firms in China, we find that greater innovation performance is associated with an increase in firm green CSR, and the positive relationship between green CSR and innovation performance is moderated by public visibility and firm transparency. Based on the results, theoretical contributions and practical implications are outlined. View Full-Text
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Wu, W.; Liu, Y.; Chin, T.; Zhu, W. Will Green CSR Enhance Innovation? A Perspective of Public Visibility and Firm Transparency. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 268.
Wu W, Liu Y, Chin T, Zhu W. Will Green CSR Enhance Innovation? A Perspective of Public Visibility and Firm Transparency. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(2):268.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Weiwei; Liu, Yexin; Chin, Tachia; Zhu, Wenzhong. 2018. "Will Green CSR Enhance Innovation? A Perspective of Public Visibility and Firm Transparency." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15, no. 2: 268.
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