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Evidence in Asian Food Industry: Intellectual Capital, Corporate Financial Performance, and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Department of Business Administration, Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung 83347, Taiwan
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Postgraduate Program in Management, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 840, Taiwan
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College of Business Administration, Bulacan State University, Malolos 3000, Philippines
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(2), 663; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17020663
Received: 2 January 2020 / Revised: 13 January 2020 / Accepted: 16 January 2020 / Published: 20 January 2020
Intellectual capital (IC) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) provide a strong link between the enterprise and stakeholders. These strategic approaches are responsible in value formation for better financial performance. This study investigates the mediating effects of corporate financial performance on the relationship between IC components (ICs) and CSR of firms from the food industry in Asia. We analyzed 308 firm-year observations of 44 listed firms from 2011 to 2017. The results of this study provided mixed findings regarding the effects of ICs and CSR. In addition, results vary from the disaggregated effects of each IC component on environmental, social, and governance pillars. The results also indicate that the combination of accounting and market-based estimates of financial performance was found to be significant mediating factor to explain the phenomenon which varies per ICs and dimensions of CSR. Lastly, the implications for sustainable business practices and investments in knowledge-based resources in the food industry are elaborated. View Full-Text
Keywords: corporate social responsibility; intellectual capital; corporate financial performance; food industry; Asian context corporate social responsibility; intellectual capital; corporate financial performance; food industry; Asian context
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Tsai, C.-H.; Mutuc, E.B. Evidence in Asian Food Industry: Intellectual Capital, Corporate Financial Performance, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 663.

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