LOOKING GOOD BY DOING GOOD: THE ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF STAKEHOLDER ATTENTION TO CORPORATE DISASTER RELIEF

TitleLOOKING GOOD BY DOING GOOD: THE ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF STAKEHOLDER ATTENTION TO CORPORATE DISASTER RELIEF
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMadsen PM, Rodgers ZJ
JournalStrategic Management Journal
Volume36
Issue5
Pagination776-794
Date PublishedMay
ISBN Number0143-2095
Accession NumberWOS:000352547000009
Abstract

Stakeholder theory suggests a relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate financial performance (CFP) because certain stakeholders reward certain types of CSR. This argument assumes that stakeholders attend to firms' CSR activitiesan assumption that has yet to be examined. We fill this gap by extending stakeholder theory to the context of stakeholder attention to firm CSR and exploring the antecedents and consequences of stakeholder attention to corporate disaster relief CSR. We test the resulting hypotheses on a sample of public companies that engaged in natural disaster relief efforts, finding that stakeholder attention partially mediated the relationship between disaster relief and CFP and that stakeholder attention to corporate disaster relief was driven by the legitimacy, urgency, and enactment of disaster relief CSR initiatives. Copyright (c) 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/smj.2246