Title: The Impact of CEO Characteristics on Corporate Sustainable Development
Authors: Huang, Shihping Kevin
National Chiao Tung University
Institute of Management of Technology
Keywords: corporate social responsibility;CEO characteristics;corporate social performance;CSR ranking;sustainable development;CSR performance
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2013
Abstract: This study explores the relationship between CEO demographic characteristics and consistency in corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance among firms. The sample is based on results from major ranking agencies between 2005 and 2010. A total of 661 firms were included in the sample with 392 observations in total. The results indicate that firms' CSR performance, as measured by the consistency of their CSR rankings, is associated with their CEOs' educational specializations in Master's-level business administration (MBA) and science (MSc). In addition, CEO tenure and gender are shown to affect firms' CSR performance. Furthermore, a firm's number of employees also has a significant relationship with its CSR performance. The results are encouraging for supporting universities' efforts to integrate CSR issues into their curricula. Copyright (c) 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/csr.1295
ISSN: 1535-3958
DOI: 10.1002/csr.1295
Volume: 20
Issue: 4
Begin Page: 234
End Page: 244
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