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The relationship between CSR and financial performance: A quantitative study examining Swedish publicly traded companies
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Relationen mellan CSR och företags resultat : En kvantitativ studie som undersöker svenska börsnoterade företag (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Examine the relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and financial performance in Swedish publicly traded companies in the years 2006-2009.

Hypothesis:

H1: There is a positive linear relationship between a company's CSR performance and its accounting based financial performance (represented by ROA).

H2: There is a positive linear relationship between a company's CSR performance and its market based financial evaluation (represented by Tobin's Q)

H3: Industry moderates the relationship between CSR and financial performance.

H4: Firm size moderates the relationship between CSR and financial performance.

Theoretical framework: CSR and previous research.

Methodology: Longitudinal study, Secondary analysis. 

Conclusion: Hypothesis 1 may be rejected. Hypothesis 2 may be rejected. Hypothesis 3 may be rejected. Hypothesis 4 may be rejected.

Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Undersöka relationen mellan företags sociala ansvar och dess finansiella resultat på Svenska börsnoterade företag under åren 2006-2009.

Hypoteser:

H1: Det är ett positivt linjärt samband mellan ett företags CSR utförande och dess bokföring baserad på finansiella resultat (representerad av ROA).

H2: Det är ett positivt linjärt samband mellan ett företags CSR utförande och dess markandsbaserad finansiella värdering (representerad av Tobin's Q).

H3: Industri modererar relationen mellan CSR och finasiellt resultat.

H4: Företagsstorlek modererar relationen mellan CSR och finansiellt resultat.

Teoretiskt ramverk: CSR och tidigare forskning.

Metod: Longitudinell studie, Sekundär analys.

Slutsats: Hypotes 1 kan avvisas. Hypotes 2 kan avvisas. Hypotes 3 kan avvisas. Hypotes 4 kan avvisas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
CSR, financial performance, relationship, Swedish publicly traded companies, industry, firm size.
Keyword [sv]
CSR, finansiella resultat, relation, Svenska börsnoterade företag, industri, företagets storlek.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45265OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-45265DiVA: diva2:839031
Subject / course
Business Administration - Marketing
Educational program
Marketing Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2015-07-02 Created: 2015-07-01 Last updated: 2015-09-09Bibliographically approved

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