Investigating The Dimensions Of Social Responsibility And The Consequences For Corporate Financial Performance

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1994-07-01
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Blackburn, Virginia
Doran, M.
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Shrader, Charles
Morrill Professor Emeritus, University Professor Emeritus
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Management and Entrepreneurship

The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship seeks to provide students with the knowledge of organizations and management functions within organizations. Graduates will be able to understand work-related behavior, competitive strategy and advantage, strategies of international business, and human-resource management practices.

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The Department of Management was formed in 1984 in the College of Business Administration (later College of Business).

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Corporate social responsibility as an area of scientific inquiry has received little attention in the popular and academic press during the last decade. Efforts to investigate social responsibility and its relationship to corporate performance have been frustrated by a lack of adequate operationalizations and measures of social responsibility. Regardless of the reasons for this inattention to the is- sues of corporate responsibility, the tide appears to be turning. Recently, TIAA-CREF, the largest institutional trader in the country, initiated an optional fund which invests exclusively in firms that are deemed socially responsible. Such actions suggest that corporations will increasingly be held accountable for activity of concern to multiple stakeholder groups. As a result there will likely be a renewed interest in identifying the dimensions and consequences of corporate social responsibilities.

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This article is from Journal of Managerial Issues 6 (1994): 195. Posted with permission.

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