Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/175665
Authors: 
Görg, Holger
Hanley, Aoife
Hoffmann, Stefan
Seric, Adnan
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
KCG Working Paper 1
Abstract: 
While African countries are becoming more and more relevant as host countries for suppliers of multinational companies little is known about corporate social responsibility (CSR) in this region. To fill this gap, the present paper explores CSR considerations of foreign affiliates of multinational companies when choosing local African suppliers. The paper suggests a model of three types of determinants, namely firm characteristics, exports, and intra-trade. Analyses of a large-scale and quite unique firm level data for more than 2,000 foreign owned firms in 19 Sub-Saharan African countries demonstrate that firms importing intermediates from their parent company abroad are more likely to implement CSR. Similarly, CSR plays a larger role for affiliates that export to developed countries. Different determinants affect environmental and social CSR activities.
Subjects: 
Global supply chains
corporate social responsibility
multinational companies
Africa
JEL: 
M14
F23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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