Responsibility

Working Paper

A Matter of Trust? The Bond Market Benefits of Corporate Social Capital during the Financial Crisis

We investigate whether a firm’s social capital, and the trust that it engenders, are viewed favorably by bondholders. Using the financial crisis as an exogenous shock to trust, and firms’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as a ...Read more

Hami Amiraslani
Henri Servaes
11 September 2017

Social Capital, Trust, and Firm Performance: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility during the Financial Crisis

We study the extent to which a firm's social capital, as measured by the intensity of a firm's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, affects firm performance during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. We find that high-CSR firms have...Read more

Henri Servaes
01 February 2015

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