The corporate social performance content of innovation in the U.K.


Pavelin, S. and Porter, L. A., 2008. The corporate social performance content of innovation in the U.K. Journal of Business Ethics, 80 (4), pp. 711-725.

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This article investigates the influence of innovation on the relationship between corporate strategy and social issues. Specifically, we employ firm-level data for a large sample of U.K. companies drawn from a diverse range of industrial sectors to investigate, given innovation, the determinants of both the probability that the innovation brings reduced environmental impacts and/or improved health and safety, and the strength of this effect. In this connection, we find evidence of a dichotomy between product and process innovations, and roles for firm size, industrial sector, a foreign market presence, access to various information sources (e.g. universities and government research organisations) and the extent to which activities are constrained by regulation. Furthermore, we find a tendency for the influences of many of these factors to vary between older and newer firms.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsPavelin, S.and Porter, L. A.
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Uncontrolled Keywordssustainability,corporate social performance,innovation
DepartmentsSchool of Management
ID Code26447


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