Title: Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
Authors: Fathi Jouini; Aymen Ajina; Abdelkader Derbali
Addresses: Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sousse, Sousse University, Sousse, 4023, Tunisia ' Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sousse, Sousse University, Sousse, 4023, Tunisia ' Higher Institute of Management of Sousse, Sousse University, Sousse, 4023, Tunisia
Abstract: This paper seeks to explore the relationship between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility for a sample of 65 French companies listed on the SBF 120 index for the period 2010-2014. The result of our estimate shows that the performance of corporate social responsibility is positively influenced by the size of the board, the presence of institutional investors, and negatively by the proportion held by the majority shareholder. These results suggest that firms may improve social performance by adopting best practices of corporate governance that mitigate unethical behaviour.
Keywords: corporate social responsibility; institutional investor; board size; stakeholders.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2018 Vol.17 No.2, pp.155 - 167
Received: 03 Apr 2017
Accepted: 08 Oct 2017
Published online: 28 Mar 2018 *