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The drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility among EMNCs: Evidences from Asian emerging economies

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • In this paper we studied the ethical behaviours of multinational corporations from Asian emerging economies.

    Building on resource dependence and agency theory we examined home country directorship and host country

    directors’ international experience influence on Emerging Economy Multinational Corporations’ (EMNC) CSR

    adoption practices. Applying resource dependency theory we argued that home country directors, and host

    country directors with international experience, bring in valuable and rare resources that are expected to have

    an influence on CSR adoption practices of EMNCs. We have also theorized that EMNC outsiders on boards would

    moderate the relationship between (1) home country directors (2) host country directors with international

    experience and CSR adoption practices among Asian emerging economy EMNCs. Our analysis on 238 EMNCs

    results that home country directorship has a significant positive influence on CSR adoption practices, however,

    leaving host country directors with no influence. EMNC outsiders are found to have significant positive influence

    on the relationship between home country directors and CSR adoption practices of Asian emerging economy

    EMNC CSR adoption practices. Our results are crucial to practitioners and regulators.

UOW Authors


  •   Mamun, Abdullah Al
  •   Seamer, Michael (external author)
  •   Yasser, Qaiser Rafique (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Al Mamun, A., Seamer, M. & Yasser, Q. R. (2017). The drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility among EMNCs: Evidences from Asian emerging economies. AIB 2017 in Dubai

Abstract


  • In this paper we studied the ethical behaviours of multinational corporations from Asian emerging economies.

    Building on resource dependence and agency theory we examined home country directorship and host country

    directors’ international experience influence on Emerging Economy Multinational Corporations’ (EMNC) CSR

    adoption practices. Applying resource dependency theory we argued that home country directors, and host

    country directors with international experience, bring in valuable and rare resources that are expected to have

    an influence on CSR adoption practices of EMNCs. We have also theorized that EMNC outsiders on boards would

    moderate the relationship between (1) home country directors (2) host country directors with international

    experience and CSR adoption practices among Asian emerging economy EMNCs. Our analysis on 238 EMNCs

    results that home country directorship has a significant positive influence on CSR adoption practices, however,

    leaving host country directors with no influence. EMNC outsiders are found to have significant positive influence

    on the relationship between home country directors and CSR adoption practices of Asian emerging economy

    EMNC CSR adoption practices. Our results are crucial to practitioners and regulators.

UOW Authors


  •   Mamun, Abdullah Al
  •   Seamer, Michael (external author)
  •   Yasser, Qaiser Rafique (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Al Mamun, A., Seamer, M. & Yasser, Q. R. (2017). The drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility among EMNCs: Evidences from Asian emerging economies. AIB 2017 in Dubai