The corporate social performance content of innovation in the U.K.

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Abstract

This article investigates the influence of innovation on the relationship between corporate strategy and social issues. Specifically, we employ firm-level data for a large sample of U.K. companies drawn from a diverse range of industrial sectors to investigate, given innovation, the determinants of both the probability that the innovation brings reduced environmental impacts and/or improved health and safety, and the strength of this effect. In this connection, we find evidence of a dichotomy between product and process innovations, and roles for firm size, industrial sector, a foreign market presence, access to various information sources (e.g. universities and government research organisations) and the extent to which activities are constrained by regulation. Furthermore, we find a tendency for the influences of many of these factors to vary between older and newer firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-725
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • corporate social performance
  • Innovation

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