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Drivers of corporate social responsibility attitudes: The demography of socially responsible investors

Show simple item record Cheah E.-T. Jamali D. Johnson J.E. Sung M.-C.
dc.contributor.editor 2011 2017-09-07T07:51:23Z 2017-09-07T07:51:23Z 2011
dc.identifier 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00744.x
dc.identifier.issn 10453172
dc.description.abstract Demographic characteristics of socially responsible investors (SRIs) are likely to play a significant role in shaping their perceptions and behaviour concerning corporate social responsibility (CSR). This paper identifies demographic characteristics of SRIs and explores the relationship of these characteristics with their CSR attitudes. We analyse, using generalized ordered logistic regression, the questionnaire responses of 2464 SRIs from 20 countries. The results demonstrate that younger and female SRIs are more likely to believe that a company's social and environmental performance is as important as its financial performance. Female SRIs and those with high incomes are the most likely to believe that companies should be as responsible to their shareholders as to the broader society. In addition, younger SRIs, those with high incomes and those who have attained higher education levels regard socially responsible companies as at least as profitable as other companies. The benefits which companies can derive from understanding the demographic profile of SRIs are examined, including a potentially lower cost of capital, improved CSR rankings and business policy formulation and communication consistent with CSR views held by specific groups of SRIs. © 2011 The Author(s). British Journal of Management © 2011 British Academy of Management.
dc.format.extent Pages: (305-323)
dc.language English
dc.publisher MALDEN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: British Journal of Management; Publication Year: 2011; Volume: 22; no. 2; Pages: (305-323);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Drivers of corporate social responsibility attitudes: The demography of socially responsible investors
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Cheah, E.-T., Center for Risk Research, School of Management, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom, School of Management, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Jamali, D., Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0-236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Johnson, J.E., Center for Risk Research, School of Management, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Sung, M.-C., Center for Risk Research, School of Management, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.authorAddress Cheah, E.-T.; Center for Risk Research, School of Management, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Suliman S. Olayan School of Business; Department: School of Business;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment School of Business
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
dc.contributor.authorInitials Cheah, ET
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jamali, D
dc.contributor.authorInitials Johnson, JEV
dc.contributor.authorInitials Sung, MC
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Cheah, ET (reprint author), Univ Southampton, Sch Management, Ctr Risk Res, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ, Hants, England.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 79955979655
dc.publisher.address COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr BRIT. J. MANAGE.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 2
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle British Journal of Management
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Br. J. Manage.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 22
dc.source.ID WOS:000290580600008
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Ethical Decision-Making
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Financial Performance
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Capital Structure
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Investment Behavior
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Dependent-Variables
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Firm
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Consumers
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Business
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Strategy
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Models
dc.subject.otherWOS Business
dc.subject.otherWOS Management

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