CSR information disclosure on the web: a context-based approach analysing the influence of country of origin and industry sector

Wanderley, Lilian Soares Outtes, Lucian, Raphael, Farache, Francisca and Sousa Filho, Jose Milton de (2008) CSR information disclosure on the web: a context-based approach analysing the influence of country of origin and industry sector Journal of Business Ethics, 82 (2). pp. 369-378. ISSN 1573-0697

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Abstract

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a much-discussed subject in the business world. The Internet has become one of the main tools for CSR information disclosure, allowing companies to publicise more information less expensively and faster than ever before. As a result, corporations are increasingly concerned with communicating ethically and responsibly to the diversity of stakeholders through the web. This paper addresses the main question as whether CSR information disclosure on corporate websites is influenced by country of origin and/or industry sector. Analysing the websites of 127 corporations from emerging countries, such as Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and South Africa, it becomes evident that both country of origin and industry sector have a significant influence over CSR information disclosure on the web (CSRIDOW). Based on the data studied, country of origin has a stronger influence over CSRIDOW than industry sector.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Corporate social responsibility (CSR); CSR communication; CSR information disclosure on the web; Corporate website; Cross-country study; Emerging countries
Subjects:N000 Business and Management > N500 Marketing
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1007/s10551-008-9892-z
Faculties:Brighton Business School > Marketing Research Group
ID Code:8942
Deposited By:business editor
Deposited On:17 Jul 2011 20:41
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