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dc.contributor.authorFehre, Kerstin
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Florian
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T12:42:17Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T12:42:17Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2040-8269
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/MRR-03-2015-0063
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/6011
dc.description.abstractPurpose In times of crisis, the fundamental principles of companies erode, leading to strategy shifts. This paper aims to examine whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) is on management’s agenda in times of crisis, indicating CSR embeddedness into corporate strategy. The focus is on the four pillars of CSR: social, environment, economy and governance. Design/methodology/approach Starting points are competing hypotheses based on shareholder and stakeholder theory. Chief executive officer (CEO) letters to shareholders of German HDAX firms from 2003 to 2012 are analyzed by means of computer-aided text analysis. Findings The authors find that CEOs talk less about CSR in times of crisis, especially about social and governance issues, indicating that CSR is not fully embedded into corporate strategy, and that, in times of crisis, other aspects gain more importance on management’s agenda.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.subjectCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
dc.subjectGovernance
dc.subjectEconomic Crisis
dc.subjectCorporate Strategy
dc.subjectComputer-Aided Text Analysis (CATA)
dc.subjectStakeholder and Shareholder Theory
dc.titleChallenging corporate commitment to CSR: Do CEOs keep talking about corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues in times of the global financial crisis?
dc.identifier.journalManagement Research Review
dc.source.volume39
dc.source.issue11
dc.source.beginpage1410
dc.source.endpage1430
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
vlerick.typearticleJournal article
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentEGS
dc.identifier.vperid242144


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