Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146257
Authors: 
Newman, Carol
Rand, John
Tarp, Finn
Trifkovic, Neda
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/68
Abstract: 
We investigate the relationship between the corporate social responsibility practices of local domestic firms and their engagement with foreign markets using four waves of panel data on a sample of more than 4,500 manufacturing firms from Viet Nam. We develop a measure of corporate social responsibility that combines compliance with labour standards, management commitment to corporate social responsibility, and community activities. We find a strong relationship between engagement in international markets and the corporate social responsibility activities of firms, with the exception of trade with China. Results suggest that firms in export-intensive sectors engage in more corporate social responsibility activities, while those in sectors with higher levels of imports engage in less.
Subjects: 
corporate social responsibility
trade
spillovers
Viet Nam
JEL: 
D22
O12
M14
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-111-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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