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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Operating Performance: An empirical comparative study of Swedish and Chinese apparel companies
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper studies the link between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and operating performance of companies between two countries in the same industry. This study analyze the relationship between financial performance indicators ROE (return on equity), OM (operating margin) and CSD (corporate social disclosure) for five listed Swedish apparel companies on the Stockholm exchange market and five listed Chinese apparel companies on the Chinese exchange market by using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The main findings are that there are mixed results in the relationship between CSR disclosure and operating performance for two countries’ companies. And there are some differences in this relationship between two countries’ companies.

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2013. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility, operating performance, Return on equity, Operating margin, Sweden, China
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-206015DiVA: diva2:643249
Available from: 2013-08-27 Created: 2013-08-26 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved

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