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Department of Business Administration, Kyonggi University, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Dr. Eun-mi Lee
Department of Business Administration, Dongseo University, Busan, Republic of Korea

Antecedents and Consequences of ESG from an Organizational Perspective

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1 May 2024
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1 October 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

ESG is a powerful competitive strategy that has emerged as a prime target for many companies, spearheading social and environmental changes valued by the public. Previously, many studies have reported that consumers’ perceived values (i.e., social, economic, ethical values, etc.) influence CSR perception or value co-creation. However, we need to further explore what causes the positive perception of ESG among the constituents (i.e., employees, stockholders, suppliers and the public) from diverse backgrounds, drawing on psychology, sociology and behavioral science. Previous studies have reported that ESG positively affects employee satisfaction, organizational efficiency, corporate trust and employee loyalty at a corporate level. However, studies discovering the mechanism in which ESG perception influences organizational performance are relatively scarce. Studies on how organizational traits (positive organizational support, leadership, employee empathy, etc.) play a role regarding ESG’s effect on organizational performance are particularly lacking. This topic welcomes papers that explore a variety of antecedents and consequences of ESG management from an interdisciplinary perspective, involving disciplines such as consumer psychology, organizational behavior, behavioral economy, business ethics, etc.

Dr. Sung Joon Yoon
Dr. Eun-mi Lee
Topic Editors

Keywords

  • ESG
  • organizational performance
  • consumer values
  • consumer citizenship
  • organizational traits
  • corporate trust
  • employee loyalty
  • business ethics

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Administrative Sciences
admsci
3.0 3.9 2011 20.6 Days CHF 1400 Submit
Behavioral Sciences
behavsci
2.6 3.0 2011 21.5 Days CHF 2200 Submit
Economies
economies
2.6 3.2 2013 21.4 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Social Sciences
socsci
1.7 3.2 2012 27.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Sustainability
sustainability
3.9 5.8 2009 18.8 Days CHF 2400 Submit

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State-Owned Equity Participation and Corporations’ ESG Performance in China: The Mediating Role of Top Management Incentives
Sustainability 2023, 15(15), 11507; https://doi.org/10.3390/su151511507 - 25 Jul 2023
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This study examined the unique circumstances surrounding state-owned equity participation in enterprises in China. Specifically, this study examined the impact of state-owned equity participation on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of enterprises. Focusing on A-share listed firms on the Shanghai and [...] Read more.
This study examined the unique circumstances surrounding state-owned equity participation in enterprises in China. Specifically, this study examined the impact of state-owned equity participation on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of enterprises. Focusing on A-share listed firms on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, and using data from 2013 to 2021, the results of our empirical testing showed that state-owned equity participation could significantly improve the ESG performance of enterprises, with this conclusion remaining reliable after a series of robustness tests. Top management incentives were a mediating mechanism for state-owned equity participation in enhancing ESG performance. This study also found that when state-owned equity participated in large enterprises, or companies with a high degree of digital transformation, the effect on the ESG performance was greater than in small or medium-sized enterprises, or enterprises with a low level of digital transformation. The findings of this study add to the current body of research on the factors influencing corporate ESG performance, and the impact of state-owned equity on corporate non-financial performance. Full article
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How Does Corporate ESG Performance Affect Financial Irregularities?
Sustainability 2023, 15(13), 9999; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15139999 - 24 Jun 2023
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As a violation of moral integrity, corporate financial irregularities not only cause losses to investors and other stakeholders, but the enterprise itself is also punished by the relevant regulatory authorities. However, to realize their own interests, some enterprises still violate laws and participate [...] Read more.
As a violation of moral integrity, corporate financial irregularities not only cause losses to investors and other stakeholders, but the enterprise itself is also punished by the relevant regulatory authorities. However, to realize their own interests, some enterprises still violate laws and participate in financial irregularities. Good environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance can reduce corporate risks, improve financial status, and constrain financial irregularities. This study empirically clarifies the impact of ESG performance on financial irregularities in Chinese listed companies. Furthermore, we examine the moderating role of stakeholder attention—that is, the public, media, and institutional investors. Based on 1050 observations of non-financial and non-real estate companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock exchanges from 2011 to 2020, this study examines the impact of ESG performance on financial irregularities using a fixed-effects model. Additionally, we verify the moderating effect of public, media, and institutional investor attention to the impact of ESG on financial irregularities. The results indicate that firms with better ESG performance have fewer financial irregularities. At the same time, the greater the attention of the public, media, and investors, the stronger the inhibitory effect of ESG performance on financial irregularities. This study helps broaden the relevant corporate social responsibility (CSR) and financial management theories and provides theoretical support for enterprises to improve ESG performance and inhibit financial irregularities. Full article
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