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Title:Is corporate social responsibility associated with lower wages? PDF Logo
Authors:Nyborg, Karine
Zhang, Tao
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Memorandum // Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2011,01
Abstract:Firms with a reputation as socially responsible may have an important cost advantage: If workers prefer their employer to be socially responsible, equilibrium wages may be lower in such firms. We explore this hypothesis, combining Norwegian register data with data on firm reputation collected by an employer branding firm. Adjusting for a large set of background variables, we find that the firm's social responsibility reputation is significantly associated with lower wages.
Subjects:Self-regulation
wage differentials
CSR
JEL:C51
D21
D64
Q56
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

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