Bryan W. Husted

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Can corporate social responsibility (CSR) be a source of good and a wellspring of innovation, competitive advantage and value creation for the firm? Although CEOs and government leaders insist in public that CSR projects create value for the firm, privately they admit that they do not know if CSR pays off. To address this question and drawing on experience(More)
• this paper examines the conditions under which corporate social responsibility (csR) is related to value creation in the multinational enterprise (MNe). • Following prior work by Burke and logsdon (1996), we examine the relationship of centrality, appropriability, proactivity, visibility, and voluntarism to value creation. • the results of a survey of 111(More)
In this paper, we explore the impact of individualism and collectivism on three basic aspects of ethical decision making – the perception of moral problems, moral reasoning, and behavior. We argue that the inclusion of business practices within the moral domain by the individual depends partly upon individualism and collectivism. We also propose a(More)
The decision to internalize corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, to buy (outsource) them in the form of corporate philanthropy, or to collaborate with other organizations is of great significance to the ability of the firm to reap benefits from such activity. Using insights provided by organizational economics and the resourcebased view of the(More)
This paper explores the conditions that foster a positive relationship between corporate social responsibility and financial performance by developing a model of corporate social strategy. The paper defines corporate social strategy and elaborates a typology of generic social strategies extant in the literature: differentiation, cost leadership, and(More)
This paper draws upon the rich literature in anthropology and sociology to understand the phenomenon of globalization and its antithesis, cultural balkanization. It explains that the likely outcome of the dialectical interaction between these processes is a form of hybridization. It then begins to examine the implications of the dynamic relationship between(More)
Increasingly research in the field of business and society suggests that ethics and corporate social responsibility can be profitable. Yet this work raises a troubling question: Is it ethical to use ethics and social responsibility in a strategic way? Is it possible to be ethical or socially responsible for the wrong reason? In this article, we define a(More)
Can corporate social responsibility (CSR) be a source of good and a wellspring of innovation, competitive advantage and value creation for the firm? Although CEOs and government leaders insist in public that CSR projects create value for the firm, privately they admit that they do not know if CSR pays off. To address this question and drawing on experience(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Microfinance is a vital source of funding for micro-entrepreneurs in emerging markets and underdeveloped nations. The emphasis in the literature on social sanctions as a mechanism for ensuring high repayment rates may be misplaced. We propose that the construct of harmonious social relations needs to be added in order to explain(More)