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Does it pay to be socially responsible for construction companies?

Nanda, A. (2018) Does it pay to be socially responsible for construction companies? In: ICISO 2018, 16th - 18th July 2018, Henley Business School, pp. 248-256,

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94541-5_25


Within the built environment, the Engineering and Construction (E&C) compa-nies are very natural resource-intensive in terms of their business operations. In this paper, we focus on publicly listed E&C companies and analyse the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities on their corporate financial per-formance. The analytical framework is built around the economic theory of pri-vate provision of public goods. A basic Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is used to empirically examine the testable hypothesis with a panel data comprising 17 major E&C companies with monthly data over 2000-13. The results indicate that CSR activities can influence financial performance significantly after control-ling for the firm size variable. We make use of several measures of CSR activities to test robustness. The broad results are robust to a range of alternative model specifications.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
ID Code:78041
Additional Information:Published in: Liu K., Nakata K., Li W., Baranauskas C. (eds) Digitalisation, Innovation, and Transformation. ICISO 2018. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 527. Springer, Cham ISBN 9783319945408


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