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Corporate social responsibility and economic performance


  • Catherine M. Paul
  • Donald Siegel


We describe some perspectives on corporate social responsibility (CSR), in order to provide a context for considering the strategic motivations and implications of CSR. Based on this framework, which is based on characterizing optimal firm decision-making and underlies most existing work on CSR, we propose an agenda for further theoretical and empirical research on CSR. We then summarize and relate the articles in this special issue to the proposed agenda. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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  • Catherine M. Paul & Donald Siegel, 2006. "Corporate social responsibility and economic performance," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 207-211, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:26:y:2006:i:3:p:207-211
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-006-0016-4

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    More about this item


    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Total Factor Productivity (TFP); Environmental performance; L15; L21; M14;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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