This paper aims at investigating how multiple antecedents of multinational enterprises (MNEs) involvement in Corporate Social Irresponsibility (CSIR) act in unison and create complex situations that are difficult to capture with a linear logic. To this end, we use fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) and find five configurations of antecedents leading to high levels of CSIR occurrence: (1) The resource-constrained MNE - a highly internationalized MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing low performance volatility, with low slack resources, which does not adopt Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies; (2) The disinterested MNE – a lowly internationalized MNE, operating in low corruption host markets, facing low performance volatility, with high slack resources, which does not adopt CSR policies; (3) The calculated family MNE - a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with high slack resources, which does not adopt CSR policies; (4) The resource-constrained family MNE - a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with low slack resources, which adopts CSR policies; (5) The overreacting, decoupling family MNE – a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in low corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with high slack resources, which adopts CSR policies.

Investigating firms’ involvement in corporate social irresponsibility: Are family-owned MNEs better corporate citizens?

Nieri Federica
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2019-01-01

Abstract

This paper aims at investigating how multiple antecedents of multinational enterprises (MNEs) involvement in Corporate Social Irresponsibility (CSIR) act in unison and create complex situations that are difficult to capture with a linear logic. To this end, we use fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) and find five configurations of antecedents leading to high levels of CSIR occurrence: (1) The resource-constrained MNE - a highly internationalized MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing low performance volatility, with low slack resources, which does not adopt Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies; (2) The disinterested MNE – a lowly internationalized MNE, operating in low corruption host markets, facing low performance volatility, with high slack resources, which does not adopt CSR policies; (3) The calculated family MNE - a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with high slack resources, which does not adopt CSR policies; (4) The resource-constrained family MNE - a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in high corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with low slack resources, which adopts CSR policies; (5) The overreacting, decoupling family MNE – a lowly internationalized family MNE, operating in low corruption host markets, facing high performance volatility, with high slack resources, which adopts CSR policies.
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