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The Relationship Between Corporate Social Performance, and Organizational Size, Financial Performance, and Environmental Performance: An Empirical Examination

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The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the corporate social performance of an organization and three variables: the size of the organization, the financial performance of the organization, and the environmental performance of the organization. By empirically testing data from 1987 to 1992, the results of the study show that a firm's corporate social performance is indeed impacted by the size of the firm, the level of profitability of the firm, and the amount of pollution emissions released by the firm.

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Stanwick, P.A., Stanwick, S.D. The Relationship Between Corporate Social Performance, and Organizational Size, Financial Performance, and Environmental Performance: An Empirical Examination. Journal of Business Ethics 17, 195–204 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005784421547

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Keywords

  • Economic Growth
  • Social Performance
  • Environmental Performance
  • Financial Performance
  • Pollution Emission