EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Investigating firms' involvement in corporate social irresponsibility: Are family owned MNEs better corporate citizens?

Federica Nieri and Luciano Ciravegna

Discussion Papers from Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Abstract: This paper aims at investigating how multiple antecedents of multinational enterprises (MNEs) involvement in Corporate Social Irresponsibility (CSIR) act in unison and create complex situations that are difficult to capture with a linear logic. To this end, we use fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) and find five configurations of antecedents leading to high levels of CSIR occurrence: (1) The resource-constrained MNE - a highly internationalized MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing low performance volatility, with low slack resources, which does not adopt Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies; (2) The disinterested MNE – a lowly internationalized MNE, operating in low corruption host markets, facing low performance volatility, with high slack resources, which does not adopt CSR policies; (3) The calculated family MNE - a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with high slack resources, which does not adopt CSR policies; (4) The resource-constrained family MNE - a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with low slack resources, which adopts CSR policies; (5) The overreacting, decoupling family MNE – a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in low corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with high slack resources, which adopts CSR policies.

Keywords: Corporate Social Irresponsibility (CSIR); Family firms; Multinationals; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Performance volatility; Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F23 M14 K40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-12-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-int and nep-law
Note: ISSN 2039-1854
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.ec.unipi.it/documents/Ricerca/papers/2019-254.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pie:dsedps:2019/254

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Discussion Papers from Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2020-12-03
Handle: RePEc:pie:dsedps:2019/254