The social regulation of corporate social irresponsibility: Reviewing the contribution of corporate reputation

Giulio Nardella, Stephen Brammer, Irina Surdu

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Abstract

Whilst it is assumed that stakeholders penalize and deter corporate social irresponsibility (CSI), instances of CSI persist. Correspondingly, the literature on social regulation—which describes how non-governmental stakeholders exert their regulatory influence on organizations—remains fragmented. To act as a springboard for future studies, this review examines the contribution of corporate reputation to our understanding of how CSI is socially regulated. Our analysis of a large (n = 448 studies) multidisciplinary body of literature unearths a set of nuanced relationships between CSI and corporate reputation. We synthesize a conceptual framework in order to map the diverse landscape of literature and its contributions. We then highlight important gaps among—as well as between—research streams to present a future research agenda. Accordingly, this review contributes to closing ‘the loop’ between CSI, corporate reputation and social regulation, thereby opening up new pathways for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-229
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Journal of Management Reviews
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date18 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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