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Corporate hyperlink network relationships in global corporate social responsibility system


  • Yoonjae Nam


  • George Barnett


  • Daejoong Kim



This study analyzed the hyperlink (co-link) network structure among companies in global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) system. This study measured network variables such as density and centrality, including degree centrality, eigenvector centrality, closeness, and betweenness. The results indicated that European companies had relatively central roles in the global CSR system. In addition the higher performing companies are more active their CSR practices. Also, the results revealed that the industrial type of companies was not significantly associated with its CSR practices. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

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  • Yoonjae Nam & George Barnett & Daejoong Kim, 2014. "Corporate hyperlink network relationships in global corporate social responsibility system," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 48(3), pages 1225-1242, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:qualqt:v:48:y:2014:i:3:p:1225-1242
    DOI: 10.1007/s11135-013-9831-7

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    1. Sullivan, Jeremiah, 1999. "What are the functions of corporate home pages?," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 193-210, July.
    2. Daejoong Kim & Yoonjae Nam, 2012. "Corporate Relations with Environmental Organizations Represented by Hyperlinks on the Fortune Global 500 Companies’ Websites," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 105(4), pages 475-487, February.
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    Cited by:

    1. Barnett, George A. & Ruiz, Jeanette B. & Xu, Weiai Wayne & Park, Ji-Young & Park, Han Woo, 2017. "The world is not flat: Evaluating the inequality in global information gatekeeping through website co-mentions," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 117(C), pages 38-45.
    2. repec:spr:qualqt:v:52:y:2018:i:3:d:10.1007_s11135-017-0502-y is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Yoonjae Nam, 2015. "Institutional network structure of corporate stakeholders regarding global corporate social responsibility issues," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 49(3), pages 1063-1080, May.


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