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Corporate social responsibility and institutional investors: the intervening effect of financial performance

Shafat Maqbool (Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India)
Nasir Zamir (Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India)

Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences

ISSN: 1026-4116

Article publication date: 25 August 2020

Issue publication date: 29 April 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The research on the role of corporate social responsibility in investors' decision process has proliferated over the past few decades. This paper aims to explore the mediating role of financial performance in the relationship between corporate social responsibility and institutional investors.

Design/methodology/approach

Panel regression was performed on a sample of 29 commercial banks nine years from 2009 to 2017.

Findings

The initial findings of the study show that that corporate social responsibility has a positive and significant impact on institutional investors. However, when the interaction term (financial performance) was incorporated, the relationship between CSR and institutional turns out to be neutral. The study concludes that financial performance plays a pivotal role in the selection of investment avenues.

Originality/value

In Indian context, there is a dearth of research work which studies the impact of sustainable practices on investors' decision process. This topic has received wider attention but lacks insights from developing countries, like India. This article presents a new approach to verify the relationship through the mediating variable (financial performance).

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Acknowledgements

Erratum: It has come to the attention of the publisher that the article, “Corporate social responsibility and institutional investors: the intervening effect of financial performance” published in the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences by Shafat Maqbool, Nasir Zamir and Shabir Ahmad, (2020), included the author Shabir Ahmad. This error was introduced in the editorial process and has now been corrected in the online version. The publisher sincerely apologises for this error and for any inconvenience caused.

Citation

Maqbool, S. and Zamir, N. (2021), "Corporate social responsibility and institutional investors: the intervening effect of financial performance", Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. 37 No. 2, pp. 238-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-08-2019-0089

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