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Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Performance

  • Catherine J. Morrison-Paul

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    (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616-8512, United States)

  • Donald S. Siegel

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    (Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA)

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.

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Paper provided by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics in its series Rensselaer Working Papers in Economics with number 0605.

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