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Publication date: 3 July 2017

Natalie Kyung Won Kim and Ella Mae Matsumura

The paper provides a research framework for analyzing CSR issues and suggests knowledge gaps that can be addressed by managerial accounting researchers.

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Purpose

The paper provides a research framework for analyzing CSR issues and suggests knowledge gaps that can be addressed by managerial accounting researchers.

Methodology/approach

The paper draws on frameworks introduced by Epstein (2008), Aguinis and Glavas (2012), and Hahn, Figge, Pinkse, and Preuss (2010).

Findings

Despite the potential tension between managing corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance and corporate financial performance, researchers have generally established a positive relationship between the two. However, the underlying mechanisms or processes linking CSR efforts to financial performance are not well understood. Managerial accounting researchers can help fill the knowledge gap on linkages between processes, performance measures, and incentives in achieving CSR goals. A particularly important area of potential research is how firms motivate creativity, both individually and collectively, to integrate CSR initiatives into firm processes.

Originality/value

The paper provides a framework for researchers starting out at the intersection of management accounting and CSR.

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Advances in Management Accounting
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-530-6

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Advances in Management Accounting
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-530-6

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