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Evaluating the Application of CSR in the High-Tech Industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Department of Business Administration, National Taipei University of Business, Taipei 10051, Taiwan
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Department of Accounting Information, National Taipei University of Business, Taipei 10051, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Mar Arenas-Parra
Mathematics 2021, 9(15), 1715; https://doi.org/10.3390/math9151715
Received: 31 May 2021 / Revised: 14 July 2021 / Accepted: 20 July 2021 / Published: 21 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multi-Criteria Decision Making and Data Mining)
Since its conception, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has seen continuous growth and become a highly discussed issue. In this paper, we propose an evaluation of how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact CSR applications. The pandemic has provided an opportunity for commerce to move on to being more authentic, to offer genuine CSR applications and to contribute toward dealing with pressing environmental and social issues. Hence, this purpose of the research is to obtain a better understanding of whether the integration of environment, social, corporate governance and economic (ESGE) aspects into CSR strategies can support sustainable development toward more sustainable growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet this challenge, we offer a mixture multiple-criteria decision making (MCDM) model. Very few empirical studies have discussed CSR in the high-tech industry and proposed strategies and planning for ESGE efficiency. Using interviews with experts and a literature review, we identify the elements related to actual practices of the high-tech industry’s appraisal and the integrated MCDM techniques to suggest efficient enhancement models. The best worst method (BWM) and modified VIKOR are implemented to estimate the strategic weights and the gaps of the aspiration value. The results are valuable for classifying the priorities of CSR and are therefore helpful for those who are associated with high-tech industry management, practices and implementation. View Full-Text
Keywords: corporate social responsibility (CSR); COVID-19 pandemic; MCDM (multiple-criteria decision making); best worst method (BWM); modified VIKOR method corporate social responsibility (CSR); COVID-19 pandemic; MCDM (multiple-criteria decision making); best worst method (BWM); modified VIKOR method
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Chang, S.-C.; Lu, M.-T.; Chen, M.-J.; Huang, L.-H. Evaluating the Application of CSR in the High-Tech Industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mathematics 2021, 9, 1715. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9151715

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Chang S-C, Lu M-T, Chen M-J, Huang L-H. Evaluating the Application of CSR in the High-Tech Industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mathematics. 2021; 9(15):1715. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9151715

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Chang, Shih-Chia, Ming-Tsang Lu, Mei-Jen Chen, and Li-Hua Huang. 2021. "Evaluating the Application of CSR in the High-Tech Industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic" Mathematics 9, no. 15: 1715. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9151715

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