Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmentally Sound Technology in Endogenous Firm Growth
AbstractWe have entered the “New Normal” economy, with more emphasis on economic growth driven by innovation than resource. This paper investigates the impacts of firms considering corporate social responsibility and environmentally sound technology by building a three-stage Cournot competition model with asymmetric cost. The sustainable development of economic and endogenous firm growth achieves the win–win result in the theoretical model. Using data from 31 firms in China, this paper empirically researches on the relationships among corporate social responsibility, environmentally sound technology and firm endogenous growth. The results show that: (1) Marginal cost decreased with the increase of innovation, as well as getting government research and development subsidy, which has a positive effect on firm growth. (2) Consumers respond positively to corporate social responsibility initiative, the reputation of the firm can be improved. At the same time, environmentally sound technology objectively reduces the marginal cost of competitors because of the technology spillover. (3) Profit of a firm undertaking corporate social responsibility partly decreases, which has a negative effect on firm growth. The contradiction between corporate social responsibility and profit of firm could be adjusted, such as socially responsible investment fund hosed by institutional investors. View Full-Text
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Chao, A.C.; Pu, Z. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmentally Sound Technology in Endogenous Firm Growth. Sustainability 2017, 9, 234.
Chao AC, Pu Z. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmentally Sound Technology in Endogenous Firm Growth. Sustainability. 2017; 9(2):234.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chao, Angela C.; Pu, Zhengning. 2017. "Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmentally Sound Technology in Endogenous Firm Growth." Sustainability 9, no. 2: 234.