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    Corporate social responsibility and national competitive advantage

    Boulouta, Ioanna and Pitelis, C. (2011) Corporate social responsibility and national competitive advantage. Academy of Management Proceedings , pp. 1-6. ISSN 0065-0668.

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    The link between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and competitive advantage has been examined mainly at the business level. The purpose of this paper is to improve theoretical understanding and provide empirical evidence on the link between CSR and competitiveness at the national level. We explore conceptually whether and how CSR can impact on the competitiveness of nations and test this hypothesis empirically. Our evidence suggests that CSR can make a significant contribution to national competitiveness. We also find that countries with a low innovative culture can benefit more from CSR-based differentiation strategies.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): corporate social responsibility, corporate social performance, national competitiveness
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Responsible Business Centre
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 13:01
    Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 10:12


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