Title: How do CSR and EO relate to the efficiency of food processing enterprises? Endogenous production inefficiency stochastic frontier analysis

Authors: Tu Van Binh; Linh Nguyen Khanh Duong; Ho Viet Tien; Mark Swainson

Addresses: University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City and CFVG, 59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ' National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln, Holbeach, PE127PT, UK ' University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City and CFVG, 59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ' National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln, Holbeach, PE127PT, UK

Abstract: Despite the growing interest research in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and entrepreneurial orientation (EO), it is unclear that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should concern about the adoption of CSR strategies. This research analyses the effects of CSR and EO on the firm efficiency of SMEs. Data were collected from a survey of 838 food processing enterprises in Vietnam and analysed by using the Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier production function. The results confirm that the EO has a significant relationship with firm efficiency. However, we do not find strong evidence for the relationship between CSR and firm efficiency.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; CSR; entrepreneurial orientation; EO; firm efficiency; small and medium enterprises; SMEs; food processing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2021.117861

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2021 Vol.20 No.2, pp.99 - 112

Received: 07 Jul 2020
Accepted: 22 Sep 2020

Published online: 20 Sep 2021 *

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