Research on corporate social explores the relationship between socially responsible actions by business and its leadership on organizational effectiveness and societal impact. This includes a broad range of topics such as environmental impact, workers’ rights, governance, diversity and inclusion, shareholder value, corruption and accountability.
The Berg Center has supported faculty and doctoral research on a variety of topics relevant to corporate social responsibility including:
- Brett Crawford, "From 'No Limit to 'Zero Limit': The Institutional Emergence of Environmental Stewardship"
- Dennis Galletta, David Eargle, Shadi Janansefa, Dimitar Kunev and Shivendu Pratap Singh, “Integrating Social and Economic Models of Responding to Privacy Messages in Mobile Computing: A Research Agenda”
- Ray Jones, Audrey Murrell and Elizabeth Smith, “An offer we can refuse? CSR and the environmental impact of Marcellus Shale drilling”.
- David Lebel, “Understanding Individual Socially Responsible Behavior”
- David Lebel and Maynes, "Examining voice outcomes: How speaking up impacts the voicer, peers, and the organization"
- Barry Mitnick and Robert Ryan, “On Making Meanings: Curators, Social Assembly, and Mashups”
- Frits Pil, "Organizational Responsiveness to Supplier Disruptions: Empirical Evidence from Agri-Food Product Recalls"
- Narayan Ramasubbu, "Social Change through Information Technology: An Examination of the Business Initiatives Targeted at the Base of the Economic Pyramid in India"
- Narayan Ramasubbu and Shivendu Singh, “Sustainability of ICT-Based CSR Initiatives: Cases from Rural India”
- Vanitha Swaminathan, “Why Do Consumers Hate Your Brand? The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Complaints in Anti-Branding Activities”
- Vanitha Swaminathan, "Proactive, Reactive, Inactive, or Hypocritical? A Framework of Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies and Implications for Shareholder Value"
- Xiaoping Zhao and Audrey Murrell, “Using dynamic panel data analyses to advance strategic management research: An application of estimating the causal influence of corporate social performance on corporate firm performance.”
- Xiaoping Zhao and Audrey Murrell, Corporate social responsibility reporting as impressing management: The influence of performance feedback based on analyst forecasts.
- Xiaoping Zhao and Audrey Murrell, Revisiting the corporate social performance- financial performance link: A replication of Waddock and Graves.
- Emily Bulger, “Carrot or the Stick Governance? Coordinating Socially Responsible, Inter-Firm Initiatives to Modify Routines in the Value Chain”
- Eric Chan, "Working Hard but Lying More? An Experimental Investigation of How Effort Influences Managerial Reporting" Eric Chan
- Wei Chen, "Valuing the Corporate Social Responsibility on Consumer Response, and Insurance Effect of CSR"
- David Eargle, D. Egget, D. Lowery and Anthony Vance, “How Moral Intensity and Impulsivity Moderate the Influence of Accountability on Access Policy Violations in Information Systems”
- Melinda Ford, “Source of Director Appointment and Director Alignment with Shareholder Incentives on Norms of Reciprocity”