Corporate Social Responsibility in Management Research: Focus, Nature, Salience and Sources of Influence

22 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2006

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Andy Lockett

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)

Jeremy Moon

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)

Wayne Visser

Antwerp Management School

Abstract

In this paper we investigate the status of corporate social responsibility (CSR) research within the management literature. In particular, we examine the focus and nature of knowledge, the changing salience of this knowledge and the academic influences on the knowledge. We present empirical evidence based on publication and citation analyses of research published from 1992 to 2002. Our results demonstrate that, for CSR research published in management journals, the most popular issues investigated have been environmental and ethics; the empirical research has been overwhelmingly of a quantitative nature; the theoretical research has been primarily non-normative; the field is driven by agendas in the business environment as well as by continuing scientific engagement; and the single most important source of references for CSR articles was the management literature itself.

Suggested Citation

Lockett, Andy and Moon, Jeremy and Visser, Wayne, Corporate Social Responsibility in Management Research: Focus, Nature, Salience and Sources of Influence. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 115-136, January 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=875052 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2006.00585.x

Andy Lockett (Contact Author)

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Jeremy Moon

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Wayne Visser

Antwerp Management School ( email )

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