Title

Board of director attributes and CSR engagement in emerging economy firms: Evidence from across Asia

Publication Name

Emerging Markets Review

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between the board of director attributes and corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement across a sample of Asian emerging economy firms. We find a statistically positive relationship between CSR engagement and several directors' attributes including their political influence, international experience, business expertise, other directorships held and independence from management. These empirical results indicate that while corporate governance recommendations designed for developed economy firms are relevant for emerging economy firms, additional director attributes are also important in encouraging CSR engagement in emerging economy firms given the divergent institutional and resource dependency issues they face.

Open Access Status

This publication is not available as open access

Volume

46

Article Number

100749

Share

COinS
 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ememar.2020.100749