Corporate governance and social responsibility: A comparative analysis of the UK and the US

Ruth V. Aguilera, Cynthia A. Williams, John M. Conley, Deborah E. Rupp

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This paper argues that key differences between the UK and the US in the importance ascribed to a company's social responsibilities (CSR) reflect differences in the corporate governance arrangements in these two countries. Specifically, we analyse the role of a salient type of owner in the UK and the US, institutional investors, in emphasising firm-level CSR actions. We explore differences between institutional investors in the UK and the US concerning CSR, and draw on a model of instrumental, relational and moral motives to explore why institutional investors in the UK are becoming concerned with firms' social and environmental actions. We conclude with some suggestions for future research in this area.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)147-158
Nombre de pàgines12
RevistaCorporate Governance: An International Review
Volum14
Número3
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de maig 2006
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