General Management Department's Lecture

Time:2019-05-21

Theme:Optimal Distinctiveness and CSR Strategies in China

Speaker:Eric Zhao (Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Kelley School of Business, Indiana University)

Time:2019-05-27 10:00

Address:Room 1008, Mingde Business Building

Language:Chinese/English

 

Abstract:
Building on recent development in optimal distinctiveness (OD) research, we identify two dimensions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices—CSR profile extensiveness and CSR profile deviation—and examine the antecedents of both. We theorize on how state control and analyst coverage of a firm shape its CSR profile extensiveness and deviation, and how these main effects vary depending on whether a firm is part of a stigmatized industry and the competitive intensity of its industry. We test our predictions using a proprietary database of 942 Chinese publicly listed firms between 2008 and 2016. Our findings demonstrate that the behavioral patterns that OD encompasses are more heterogeneous than generally recognized.

 

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