Commentary: "Family firms and social responsibility: Preliminary evidence from the S & P 500"

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Abstract

This commentary focuses on four themes: (1) empirical relevance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in family firms; (2) complementary theoretical explanations to CSR behavior in family firms; (3) the need for stringent definitions in family business research; and (4) the potential for dual causality between family ownership and more generous CSR policies. Specifically, I argue that agency theory can lead to additional valuable insights about CSR in family firms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)803-808
Number of pages6
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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