Financial performance and corporate social responsibility: Empirical evidence from Taiwan

Lin Lin, Pi Hsia Hung, De Wai Chou, Christine W. Lai

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Abstract

This study, using data provided by CSRHub, examines the effect of CSR dimensions on the financial performance of firms in Taiwan. Specifically, we examine whether CSR in employment exhibits a signaling effect and results in financial benefits to firms in Taiwan. We find that allocating resources to diversity, labor rights, treatment of unions, compensation, benefits, training, health, and worker safety can be beneficial to a firm's value creation. Using sustainability ratings by CSRHub, we are able to cover a broader range of companies in size, geography, and industry type than those previously studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalAsia Pacific Management Review
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 1

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Taiwan
Empirical evidence
Corporate Social Responsibility
Financial performance
Safety
Value creation
Firm value
Labour rights
Health
Workers
Sustainability
Resources
Industry
Geography
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Keywords

  • Asia
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • CSRHub
  • Financial performance
  • Taiwan

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  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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Financial performance and corporate social responsibility : Empirical evidence from Taiwan. / Lin, Lin; Hung, Pi Hsia; Chou, De Wai; Lai, Christine W.

In: Asia Pacific Management Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.03.2019, p. 61-71.

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