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Health-care preventive measures, logistics challenges and corporate social responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic: break the ice

Sasmoko (Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta Barat, Indonesia)
Muhammad Saeed Lodhi (COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad campus, Abbottabad, Pakistan)
Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Malaysia)
Nur Fatihah Abdullah Bandar (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia)
Rahimah Embong (Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia)
Mohd Khata Jabor (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia)
Siti Nisrin Mohd Anis (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia)
Khalid Zaman (Department of Economics, The University of Haripur, Haripur, Pakistan)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 19 August 2021

Issue publication date: 27 October 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The study aims to analyze the role of coronavirus testing capacity to possibly reduce the case fatality ratio (CFR) in a large cross-section of countries. The study controlled health-care expenditures, logistics performance index (LPI), carbon damages, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) to understand the nature of causation between the CFR and stated factors.

Design/methodology/approach

The study used a cross-sectional regression apparatus for coefficient estimates and variance decomposition analysis (VDA) for forecasting relationships between the variables over time.

Findings

The results confirmed the W-shaped relationship between CFR and case-to-test ratio (CTR) in the presence of a LPI that exacerbates the CFR cases across countries. The VDA estimates suggest that carbon damages, logistics activities, and CSR are likely to influence CFR over time.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the study is believed to be the first study that assesses the W-shaped relationship between the CFR and CTR in the presence of dynamic variables, which helps to formulate long-term sustainable health-care policies worldwide.

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Citation

Sasmoko, Lodhi, M.S., Aziz, A.R.A., Bandar, N.F.A., Embong, R., Jabor, M.K., Anis, S.N.M. and Zaman, K. (2022), "Health-care preventive measures, logistics challenges and corporate social responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic: break the ice", Foresight, Vol. 24 No. 5, pp. 586-595. https://doi.org/10.1108/FS-05-2021-0098

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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