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|Title: ||Disclosure of corporate social responsibility, value creation and competitive ability : an empirical study of China|
|Other Titles: ||企業社會責任揭露, 價值創造和競爭力 : 中國的實證|
|Authors: ||游輝城;Yu, Hui-Cheng|
|Keywords: ||企業社會責任;市場價值;競爭力;信號理論;智慧資本;corporate social responsibility;Market value;Competitive ability;Signaling theory;Intellectual Capital|
|Issue Date: ||2012-06-21 06:38:48 (UTC+8)|
|Abstract: ||本研究探討中國企業的企業社會責任(corporate social responsibility, CSR)揭露、價值創造和競爭力之關係。首先，採用內容分析法檢視中國企業CSR報告書揭露的資訊品質，然後整合CSR構面，以智慧資本作為競爭力(Competitive ability, CA) 代理變數的衡量指標。最後進行迴歸檢驗。|
結果發現(1)個別的CSR構面對市場價值(market value, MV)的反應，存在不一致的現象。2008年的CSR品質管理構面與MV之間為顯著正相關，而CSR環境管理構面卻是顯著負相關；2009年的環境管理與MV之間為顯著正相關，品質管理卻不顯著。此結果應有助於解釋過去CSR與績效之間的矛盾結果。(2)雖然國有企業(state-owned enterprises, SOEs)與私有企業(private-owned enterprises, POEs)所有權型態有差異，但其經理人所採行的CSR活動，為其企業所創造的競爭力卻呈現無顯著的差異。而環境敏感產業(environmentally sensitive industries, ESIs)與非環境敏感產業(non-environmentally sensitive industries, NESIs)，其經理人所採行的CSR活動，為其企業所創造的競爭力呈現出顯著的差異性。另外，檢視SOEs 與 POEs、ESIs 與 NESIs各自的CSR資訊揭露對其CA的影響，關係大多為負向，僅外部關係的CSR揭露，能正向的提高企業的競爭力(但ESIs除外)。
This study first evaluates the quality of corporate social responsibility (CSR) information disclosed in each report, and then examines the relationships between the disclosure levels of CSR and market value (MV), and competitive ability (CA). Through content analysis and integration, based on these dimensions, using intellectual capital (IC) as a proxy variable for CA, this study proposed hypotheses and validated them through regression analysis.
Findings: (1) Disclosure levels of CSR can enhance firm’s MV in China. Further, results indicate disclosure levels of firm’s quality management significantly increased firm’s MV in 2008, but that of environmental management significantly decreased firm’s MV; on the contrary, disclosure levels of firm’s environmental management significantly increased firm’s MV in 2009. The empirical evidence of this study can probably explain the inconsistency in the extant findings regarding CSR and MV. (2) Despite the difference in ownership type, there is no significant difference in CA improvement through managers’ CSR activities between state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private-owned enterprise (POEs). However, the difference in CA improvement through managers’ CSR activities between environmentally sensitive industries (ESIs) and non-environmentally sensitive industries (NESIs) is significant. Further comparison on the relationship between CSR disclosure and CA between SOEs and POEs and between ESIs and NESIs suggests that the relationship is mostly negative and only external relationship can positively lead to CA improvement among the Chinese enterprises (excluding ESIs).
The management implications of this study are as follows: (1) evidence of the relationship between CSR and MV in China can be generalizable to other new emerging nations with a similar cultural, legal, economic or ethical background; (2) Chinese firms’ CSR engagement is mainly driven by government policies or significant social events. They have been passive in CSR engagement, so their CSR engagement may not sufficiently influence their MV; (3) corporate managers in China react to government policies and social expectations through CSR activities, but their effort seems ineffective in gaining their stakeholders’ recognition and creating the core CA of the company.
This study also attempts to capture stakeholders’ responses to CSR signals in China, and fill the insufficiency of literature studying their relationship in new emerging nations.
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