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Corporate Social Responsibility as an Antecedent of Innovation, Reputation, Performance, and Competitive Success: A Multiple Mediation Analysis

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Department of Financial Economics and Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
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Faculty of Economics and Business, Technological Institute of Sonora, 85400 Guaymas, Mexico
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University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
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Sustainability 2019, 11(20), 5614; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205614 (registering DOI)
Received: 19 August 2019 / Revised: 14 September 2019 / Accepted: 6 October 2019 / Published: 12 October 2019
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) facilitates increased innovation and enhanced reputation and business performance. Small and medium-sized enterprises are commonly acknowledged to be a driver of economic growth, so these firms’ CSR and the competitive advantages it generates are of great interest. This study examined whether corporate managers’ positive predisposition toward CSR initiatives explains their companies’ level of innovation, achieved performance, competitive success, and reputation. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze a sample of 109 companies operating in Spain’s Autonomous Community of Extremadura. The results confirm that companies generally have a favorable orientation toward CSR and this strategy’s benefits include developing and improving firms’ reputation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; competitive success; innovation; performance; reputation Corporate social responsibility; competitive success; innovation; performance; reputation
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Gallardo-Vázquez, D.; Valdez-Juárez, L.E.; Castuera-Díaz, Á.M. Corporate Social Responsibility as an Antecedent of Innovation, Reputation, Performance, and Competitive Success: A Multiple Mediation Analysis. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5614.

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