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Published in: Eurasian Business Review 4/2023

13-05-2023 | Regular Article

Doing good in periods of political turnover: the turnover of local officials, local corruption and corporate social responsibility

Author: Jingjing Huang

Published in: Eurasian Business Review | Issue 4/2023

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Abstract

This study analyzes the relationship between the turnover of local officials and corporate social responsibility with the moderating role of the local corruption under the Chinese context. Using merged data from 2357 Chinese listed firms operated in 219 cities over the time period 2010 to 2018, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is deconstructed and re-estimated into optimal CSR and excessive CSR. It is found that city-level political turnover positively affects both types of CSR. Local corruption mitigates the positive political turnover-optimal CSR relationship while exerting no significant effect on the political turnover-excessive CSR relationship. These findings remain valid in various robustness settings. Our findings have important implications for practitioners and policymakers in understanding corporate policy making in an emerging market.

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Footnotes
1
Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the central government has been issuing a five-year plan for stating national economic development goals and establishing objectives for the following five years.
 
2
We divided the number of corruption and bribery cases by 1,000 to better display the results in empirical tests.
 
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Metadata
Title
Doing good in periods of political turnover: the turnover of local officials, local corruption and corporate social responsibility
Author
Jingjing Huang
Publication date
13-05-2023
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Published in
Eurasian Business Review / Issue 4/2023
Print ISSN: 1309-4297
Electronic ISSN: 2147-4281
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40821-023-00247-2

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