Corporate Social Responsibility and Green Innovation: A COVID-19 Perspective

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387). This special issue belongs to the section "Organizational Behavior".

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Sustainability Management Research Institute, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea
Interests: corporate social responsibility (CSR); environmental accounting, and reporting; anti-corruption reporting and strategy; corporate governance; climate finance and climate risk business

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Department of Finance and Economics, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Interests: financial decision making; risk management; personal finance; psychological biases and households investment behaviour

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Department of Accounting and Economics, School of Economic and Management Sciences, Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa
Interests: corporate social responsibility; environmental management accounting; green accounting; corporate governance; corporate integrated reporting; corporate strategic planning

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Dear Colleagues, 

This Special Issue is designed to spotlight contemporary research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and green innovation from a COVID-19 perspective. Previous research on CSR focused on the contexts of developed and developing countries, and this kind of research is increasingly necessary in the ongoing pandemic situation. What has been going on in the CSR field for the last two years that warrants investigation? Moreover, the global economy has been disastrously impacted by COVID-19, but the ways that business organizations, governments, and policy makers are using CSR strategies to mitigate stakeholders’ demands are emerging concepts that we are only just beginning to understand and investigate. CSR uses a strategic matter rather than a philanthropic approach via global corporation (Masud et al. 2019) to gain sustainability; therefore, CSR responses during COVID-19 is a large topic of analysis. Furthermore, the devastation being caused by climate change mandates a greater emphasis on green innovation (Bae et al. 2021; Diffenbaugh and Burke, 2019). The Special Issue will, therefore, provide an opportunity for contributors to spotlight their contributions to the broad fields of business; economics; political science; law; accounting; finance; marketing; supply chains; international business; environmental management; and management. 

Dr. Abdul Kaium Masud
Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman
Dr. Md Humayun Kabir
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Keywords

  • corporate social responsibility/CSR
  • green innovation
  • COVID-19
  • carbon emissions
  • climate change
  • technological innovation
  • research and development
  • environmental reporting

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Micro Foundation Framework for High Employee Performance in a Developing Country
by Dudung Abdurachman, Rudy M. Ramdhan, Ateng Karsoma, Daniel Kisahwan, Alex Winarno and Deni Hermana
Adm. Sci. 2023, 13(8), 186; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13080186 - 10 Aug 2023
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CSR is a strategy to realize sustainability. CSR needs to be understood based on a priority scale and objectives to build a solid organizational structure and ensure sustainable CSR implementation. In this regard, CSR implementation at the micro and macro levels needs further [...] Read more.
CSR is a strategy to realize sustainability. CSR needs to be understood based on a priority scale and objectives to build a solid organizational structure and ensure sustainable CSR implementation. In this regard, CSR implementation at the micro and macro levels needs further explanation. The study aims to analyze the effect of CSR on employee performance through assessment and job satisfaction using the micro foundation framework. This causal study surveyed 382 state-owned enterprises’ non-manager employees in Indonesia. The results demonstrate employees’ responses to internal and external CSR. Internal CSR, which primarily aims to improve employee performance, was found to improve employee satisfaction and engagement and lead to better performance more significantly than external CSR. Internal CSR had a higher effect on employee performance than external CSR. Compiling a scale of top priorities for corporate stakeholders became the leading choice to encourage long-term performance. The originality of this study is that the foundation of long-term performance ensures the corporation’s performance, and CSR lies in the strength of the microstructure at the individual level. The implementation of CSR based on the legal system requires paying attention to the scale of priorities based on the internal function of CSR in strengthening a corporation’s microstructure. Full article
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COVID-19 Disruption and Meaningful Work: The Mediating Role of Family–Work Conflict
by Arístides Alfredo Vara-Horna and Amparo Guadalupe Espinosa-Domínguez
Adm. Sci. 2023, 13(3), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13030087 - 15 Mar 2023
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Work overload and the alteration in family dynamics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis may be increasing family–work conflict, leading to the consequent decrease in meaningful work. Using the structural equation modeling of covariance, this research determines the impact of the pandemic disruption [...] Read more.
Work overload and the alteration in family dynamics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis may be increasing family–work conflict, leading to the consequent decrease in meaningful work. Using the structural equation modeling of covariance, this research determines the impact of the pandemic disruption on meaningful work as mediated through family–work conflict. The sample comes from 534 men and 257 women that are full-time employees of seven public manufacturing companies in Bolivia; they were surveyed by filling out a self-report questionnaire at the companies’ locations. Although no significant direct effects were found between COVID-19 disruption and meaningful work (standardized beta = 0.038, Z = 0.756, p = 0.450), there is an indirect effect when the relationship is measured through the family–work life conflict variable (standardized beta = −0.138, Z = −6.119, p < 0.001). Implications for business management are discussed. Full article
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The Impact of Islamic Banking Corporate Governance on Green Banking
by Jabbar Sehen Issa, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadeh and Mahdi Salehi
Adm. Sci. 2022, 12(4), 190; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci12040190 - 12 Dec 2022
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The primary purpose of the research is to investigate the impact of Islamic banking corporate governance on green banking in Iraq. In other words, the current study seeks to find an answer to whether corporate governance in Islamic banking can affect green banking [...] Read more.
The primary purpose of the research is to investigate the impact of Islamic banking corporate governance on green banking in Iraq. In other words, the current study seeks to find an answer to whether corporate governance in Islamic banking can affect green banking in Iraq. For this purpose, the research method is applied based on the objective and descriptive survey. The statistical population of this research is all the managers, employees, and customers of the public and private banks of Iraq, and a total of 70 questionnaires have been completed and analyzed. The sampling method is non-random, and the available population was selected as the sample size. In this research, PLS tests have been used to investigate the effect of independent variables on the dependent variable. The results indicate that corporate governance in Islamic banking has had a positive effect on green banking, meaning that the increase of corporate governance mechanisms in Iraqi Islamic banking increase the level of attention of Iraqi Islamic banks to green banking matters. The current research was conducted in Iraq’s developing or emerging financial markets, which are highly competitive and under insufficient supervision. Full article
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Islamic Social Funds to Foster Yunusian Social Business and Conventional Social Enterprises
by Reazul Islam, Mustaffa Omar and Mahfuzur Rahman
Adm. Sci. 2023, 13(4), 102; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13040102 - 31 Mar 2023
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This paper proposes an integrated, comprehensive financial model that can provide startup capital to socially committed business ventures, such as social enterprises and Yunus Social Business (YSB), by using Islamic social funds (ISFs), Zakat (almsgiving), Waqf (endowments), Sadaqat (charity), and Qard Hasan (interest-free [...] Read more.
This paper proposes an integrated, comprehensive financial model that can provide startup capital to socially committed business ventures, such as social enterprises and Yunus Social Business (YSB), by using Islamic social funds (ISFs), Zakat (almsgiving), Waqf (endowments), Sadaqat (charity), and Qard Hasan (interest-free benevolent loans). The literature review method was adopted to explain this model’s architecture, applications, implications, and viability. On the basis of logical reasoning, it concludes that ISFs can yield greater social wellbeing if utilised in SEs and YSB than in unconditional charity because both business models work for social betterment in entrepreneurial ways while remaining operationally self-reliant and economically sustainable. Additionally, ISFs can complement Yunus Social Business’s zero-return investment approach to make it more robust towards social contributions. The implementation of the model orchestrated in this paper would enhance societal business practices and, hence, scale up social wellbeing while helping rejuvenate pandemic-stricken economies. It paves the way for new research too. Full article
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