Stakeholder pressures, CSR practices, and business outcomes in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands

Nicola Berg, Dirk Holtbrügge, Carolyn Egri, Olivier Furrer, Knud Sinding, Corinna Dögel

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Abstract

This cross-country study investigates the antecedents and outcomes of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Based on institutional theory and stakeholder theory, we conducted an empirical study among 519 firms in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. We found evidence that supports a significant positive relationship between stakeholder pressures, CSR practices, and business outcomes in the total sample. While our data reveals similarities between the three countries, differences in some areas can be observed as well. Implications for institutional theory and for CSR are derived.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of International Management
Volume12
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)472-500
ISSN1751-6757
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Denmark
Netherlands
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Stakeholder pressures
Corporate Social Responsibility
Business outcomes
The Netherlands
Germany
Institutional theory

Keywords

  • CSR
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Institutional theory
  • Stakeholder theory

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Berg, Nicola ; Holtbrügge, Dirk ; Egri, Carolyn ; Furrer, Olivier ; Sinding, Knud ; Dögel, Corinna. / Stakeholder pressures, CSR practices, and business outcomes in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. In: European Journal of International Management. 2018 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 472-500.
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Stakeholder pressures, CSR practices, and business outcomes in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. / Berg, Nicola; Holtbrügge, Dirk; Egri, Carolyn; Furrer, Olivier; Sinding, Knud; Dögel, Corinna.

In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2018, p. 472-500.

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