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Does a Company’s Profitability Influence the Level of CSR Development?

Department of Financial Economics and Accounting, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
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Sustainability 2021, 13(6), 3304; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063304
Received: 12 February 2021 / Revised: 12 March 2021 / Accepted: 15 March 2021 / Published: 17 March 2021
The objective of this paper is to analyze the effect of economic and financial performance on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For this reason, we have used the data from a sample made up of 662 companies, 146 registered as medium-sized or large and 516 as small or micro, highlighting the significant weight of small companies in the sample. CSR has been measured using an indicator estimated from the data gathered by way of a questionnaire containing information related with the economic, environmental, and social dimensions. The analysis has been conducted by estimating panel regression models with robust errors. The results show a negative relationship between economic performance and more CSR activities implemented, supporting the Managerial Opportunism Hypothesis. Furthermore, large companies under the pressure of stakeholders are more prone to implementing certain CSR actions than small ones, meaning that a minimum size is essential according to this research. View Full-Text
Keywords: corporate social responsibility (CSR); economic performance; sustainable development; small and medium enterprises (SME) corporate social responsibility (CSR); economic performance; sustainable development; small and medium enterprises (SME)
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Otero-González, L.; Durán-Santomil, P.; Rodríguez-Gil, L.-I.; Lado-Sestayo, R. Does a Company’s Profitability Influence the Level of CSR Development? Sustainability 2021, 13, 3304. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063304

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Otero-González L, Durán-Santomil P, Rodríguez-Gil L-I, Lado-Sestayo R. Does a Company’s Profitability Influence the Level of CSR Development? Sustainability. 2021; 13(6):3304. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063304

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Otero-González, Luis, Pablo Durán-Santomil, Luis-Ignacio Rodríguez-Gil, and Rubén Lado-Sestayo. 2021. "Does a Company’s Profitability Influence the Level of CSR Development?" Sustainability 13, no. 6: 3304. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063304

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