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Measuring Corporate Social Performance: A Review

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  • Donna J. Wood

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    1. The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, USA
      email: donna.wood@uni.edu
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Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on corporate social performance (CSP) measurement and sets that literature into a theoretical context. Following a review of CSP theory development and the literature on relationships between CSP and corporate financial performance, Wood's CSP model (Wood, D.J. (1991). Corporate social performance revisited. Academy of Management Review, 16, pp. 691–718) is used as an organizing device to present and discuss studies that use particular measures of CSP. Conclusions emphasize the need for CSP scholars to refocus on stakeholders and society, and to incorporate relevant literatures from other scholarly domains.

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