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A framework for analysing corporate social performance; Beyond the Wood model


  • Pierick, E. Ten
  • Beekman, Volkert
  • van der Weele, C.N.
  • Meeusen, Marieke J.G.
  • de Graaff, R.P.M.


Many business organisations put a lot of effort in raising their performance levels in the three dimensions of sustainability - i.e., people, planet, and profit. It is therefore important to measure and weight the effects of their efforts. In this report a framework is presented that is helpful in analysing the social, environmental, and economic activities of a business firm or chain. This framework is based on Wood's (1991) model of corporate social performance. However, it is enriched by incorporating contributions by other significant scientific studies in the fields of corporate social performance and business ethics. Furthermore, based on a review of the scientific literature, suggestions for operationalising the framework are offered.

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  • Pierick, E. Ten & Beekman, Volkert & van der Weele, C.N. & Meeusen, Marieke J.G. & de Graaff, R.P.M., 2004. "A framework for analysing corporate social performance; Beyond the Wood model," Report Series 29081, Agricultural Economics Research Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aerirs:29081

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    1. Harald Badinger & Fritz Breuss & Bernhard Mahlberg, 2002. "Welfare Effects of the EU's Organization of the Market in Bananas," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 40(3), pages 515-526, September.
    2. Cioffi, Antonio & dell'Aquila, Crescenzo, 2004. "The effects of trade policies for fresh fruit and vegetables of the European Union," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 169-185, April.
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