Title: The influence of corporate governance's decision on corporate social responsibility

Authors: Maria Assunta Baldini; Giovanni Bronzetti; Graziella Sicoli

Addresses: University of Florence, Via delle Pandette 9, 50137 – Florence, Italy ' University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci – Arcavacata Rende (cs), Italy ' University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci – Arcavacata Rende (cs), Italy

Abstract: The need for an accurate and detailed disclosure, the need to understand the mechanisms of government under which the company is managed and controlled, are the starting point of the choices of the many stakeholders that revolve around the company. A large number of players is interested in corporate governance are among these, not only the major shareholders, but also an increasing number of small investors. CSR is an extension of firms' efforts to foster effective corporate governance, ensuring firms' sustainability via sound business practices that promote accountability and transparency. The paper aims to explore the impact that various corporate governance mechanisms have on the commitment choice in terms of CSR by companies as well as the effect of that commitment on value creation of them. Promote sustainability for the company means simultaneously manage the economic value of production, social and environmental impacts in the logic of the triple bottom line, which considers three dimensions simultaneously: economic dimension; social dimension and environmental dimension.

Keywords: corporate governance; corporate social responsibility; CSR; Italian companies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2018.088494

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2018 Vol.19 No.1, pp.16 - 35

Received: 05 Aug 2016
Accepted: 06 Oct 2016

Published online: 11 Dec 2017 *

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