Do Private Benefits of Control Affect Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from China
AbstractIn this study, we examined whether private benefits of control can influence corporate social responsibility performance. We used both separations between cash flow and control rights and the length of the longest control chain to measure private benefits of control. Consistent with the private benefits motive, we found that firms with greater divergence between cash-flow rights and control rights, with longer control chains, are associated with lower corporate social responsibility performance. Further, we found that earnings management and capital occupation by the controlling shareholder are the two effective channels through which private benefits of control affect corporate social responsibility. Additionally, this negative association is more pronounced for firms located in regions with low degree of law environment and with CEOs appointed by the largest shareholder. Additional robustness tests using alternative CSR measurements, and two-stage least squares (2SLS) regression support the main findings. This study highlights a new determination channel of private benefits of control and practically guides the introduction of corporate social responsibility activities in emerging markets. View Full-Text
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Liu, Q.; Ge, G.; Ning, C.; Tao, X.; Sun, Y. Do Private Benefits of Control Affect Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from China. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3309.
Liu Q, Ge G, Ning C, Tao X, Sun Y. Do Private Benefits of Control Affect Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from China. Sustainability. 2018; 10(9):3309.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Qiang; Ge, Guoqing; Ning, Chong; Tao, Xiaobo; Sun, Yongbo. 2018. "Do Private Benefits of Control Affect Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from China." Sustainability 10, no. 9: 3309.
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