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dc.contributor.authorHecker, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Donohue, Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.authorTorugsa, Nuttaneeya Annen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T14:24:40Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T14:24:40Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-09-01T23:22:21Z
dc.identifier.issn15730697en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10551-012-1405-4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47575
dc.description.abstractProactive corporate social responsibility (CSR) involves business practices adopted voluntarily by firms that go beyond regulatory requirements in order to actively support sustainable economic, social and environmental development, and thereby contribute broadly and positively to society. This empirical study examines the role of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of proactive CSR on the association between three specific capabilities- shared vision, stakeholder management and strategic proactivity-and financial performance in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Using quantitative data collected from a sample of 171 Australian SMEs in the machinery and equipment manufacturing sector and employing structural equation modelling, we find that the adoption of practices in each CSR dimension by SMEs is influenced slightly differently by each capability, and affects financial performance differentially. The study also demonstrates the importance of the interaction between the three dimensions of proactive CSR in positively moderating the deployment of each individual CSR dimension to generate financial performance. Paying primary attention to the economic dimension of proactive CSR and selectively focusing on social and environmental elements of proactive CSR that drive and support the economic dimension are of key importance to sustainable long-term financial success for SMEs.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom383en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto402en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Business Ethicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume115en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSmall Business Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150314en_US
dc.titleProactive CSR: An Empirical Analysis of the Role of itsEconomic, Social and Environmental Dimensionson the Association between Capabilities and Performanceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Business Ethics, June 2013, Volume 115, Issue 2, pp 383-402. Journal of Business Ethics is available online at: http://link.springer.com// with the open URL of your article.en_US
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