How do boards of directors influence CSR in emerging economies?

Abdullah Al-Mamun, Michael Seamer, Qaiser Rafique Yasser, Mariano Heyden

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We examine the relationship between board of director attributes and CSR in emerging economies. We draw on insights from Resource Dependence Theory to examined how boards, through their attributes, helps align the organization with its social environment by reducing uncertainty around securing of crucial resources (e.g., knowledge, legitimacy) for the firm’s wellbeing. We focus on the board’s (1) political influence, (2) community involvement, (3) international experience, (4) business expertise, (5) outside directorships, and (6) presence of outsiders. We test hypotheses on a unique dataset comprising companies’ from six of the most prominent emerging markets in Asia (largest 100 firms from each stock exchange for India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand) for a five year period from 2010 to 2014. We discuss implications for theory and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017
Event77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: AOM 2017 - Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, United States
Duration: 04 Aug 201708 Aug 2017 (Conference website) (Conference program)


Conference77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleAt The Interface
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space. The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management will be held August 4-8, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The program theme is At the Interface.
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