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Corporate Reputation and Social Responsibility : an Analysis of Large Companies in Croatia

Vitezić, Neda
Corporate Reputation and Social Responsibility : an Analysis of Large Companies in Croatia // International business and economics research journal, 10 (2011), 8; 85-96 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, članak, znanstveni)

Corporate Reputation and Social Responsibility : an Analysis of Large Companies in Croatia

Vitezić, Neda

International business and economics research journal (1535-0754) 10 (2011), 8; 85-96

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
CSR; corporate reputation; Croatian large companies

This paper aims to explore the relationship between corporate reputation and social responsibility (CSR) in selected large Croatian companies. The research is based on the theoretical framework that supports a thesis of their positive relationship. CSR is measured through economic, environmental and social aspects and primarily is based on testing the relationship between CSR and financial performance to determine whether the relationship is positive, neutral or negative. Many researchers have concluded that it is generally positive depending on which measures of financial performance are used. At the same time corporate reputation is considered as a key mediator in the relationship between a firm's CSR and financial performance. In this concept of CSR, reputation is a «global perception» of a group of stakeholders, its «assessment of the credibility of the organization's projection». Company reputations may vary from one stakeholder to another depending of their expectations which are dynamic and likely to change over time. It is within this context of company relationships with its stakeholders that determines the level of reputation a company will develop over time. Thus corporate reputation will be directly and significantly related to CSR. Based on this hypothesis, they are a few objectives of this research. The first, to analyze the significance of the proposed corporate attributes according to company and customer perspective. For that purpose, seven practical and theoretical background attributes are selected and ranked: quality of products and services, corporate vision and strategy, quality of management leadership, labor force, financial performance, social and environmental responsibility, and corporate governance. Second, to propose indicators for each reputation attributes and rank them according to their significance, collected by surveying large companies’ executives, and third, to analyze the correlation between socially responsible companies and their reputation. The research results show that one of the corporate attributes, CSR is ranked very low from the point of view of company executives and employees, but very high from the perspective of consumers. Among the indicators which represent socially responsible performance, financial performance is ranked first, followed by ecological and social performance. A positive relationship between financial performance and corporate reputation has been statistically confirmed, i.e. socially responsible Croatian large companies have better financial results measured by ROA, ROE, margin profit and EPS.

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Rad je kao predavanje prezentiran na konferenciji The 2011 New Orleans International Academic Conference, održanoj od 14.-16.03.2011.g., New Orleans, Louisiana, SAD ; objavljen u Knjizi sažetaka, str. 777-777.


Projekt / tema
081-0000000-1280 - Korporativno upravljanje i poslovna uspješnost (Neda Vitezić, )

Ekonomski fakultet, Rijeka

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Neda Vitezić, (155052)

Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:

  • IBSS - The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Cabell' Directory (Accounting&Economics and Finance Directories), EBSCO Discovery, J-Gate, Ulrich's Periodicals