Industry-specific CSR: analysis of 20 years of research

Dabić, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8374-9719, Colovic, A., Painter-Morland, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-7846-7220, Lamotte, O. and Brozovic, S., 2016. Industry-specific CSR: analysis of 20 years of research. European Business Review, 28 (3), pp. 250-273. ISSN 0955-534X

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Purpose - This study analyzes the literature on industry-specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Design/methodology/approach - Using a multiple keyword search, we identified 302 articles reporting on such practices, published in 99 different academic journals between 1995 and 2014. We analyzed these articles to map the CSR literature, identify which industries have been under greater scrutiny, and distinguish trends in the most researched industries. Findings - Our findings indicate that the CSR studies are very unevenly distributed and that the issues studied and the methods used vary widely across industries. We also map this field of study and propose suggestions on where research on industry-specific CSR should go in the future. Originality/value - We provide the first extensive, systematic analysis of the industry-specific CSR literature. Our research adds value to the literature by highlighting the key issues investigated as well as those that require further inquiry.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Business Review
Creators: Dabić, M., Colovic, A., Painter-Morland, M., Lamotte, O. and Brozovic, S.
Publisher: Emerald
Date: 9 May 2016
Volume: 28
Number: 3
ISSN: 0955-534X
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 05 Feb 2016 14:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 09:17

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