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Corporate social responsibility in family firms: a systematic literature review

Mariani, M. M., Al-Sultan, K. and De Massis, A. (2021) Corporate social responsibility in family firms: a systematic literature review. Journal of Small Business Management. ISSN 1540-627X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/00472778.2021.1955122


The field of CSR in family firms has experienced remarkable growth recently. Therefore, a literature review on the topic is needed to provide an updated overview of extant research and draw guidelines for future research. Using bibliometric mapping, we conducted a systematic literature review (SLR) on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in family business drawing on the Web of Science (WOS) and Scopus databases. The bibliographic coupling conducted suggests that family involvement, corporate governance, and sustainability are the most frequently studied topics. Furthermore, through our SLR, we systematized the studies into an interpretative framework, identifying the drivers and outcomes of CSR practices, processes, and strategies in family business. The study reveals and organizes the state-of-the-art of CSR research in family business, outlines important theoretical implications and develops a future research agenda.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
ID Code:99073
Publisher:Taylor & Francis


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