Dimensions of Corporate Social Performance: An Analytical Framework

by S. Sethi



The article discusses the development of a structural framework to facilitate analysis of corporate social activities. Such structural framework should have stable classification and stable meaning. This analytical framework offers opportunities for development and experimentation with other categories that relate to the specific activities in which a business is engaged. The dimensions of corporate behavior are search for legitimacy, ethical norms, social accountability for corporate actions, operating strategy, response to social pressures, legislative and political activities and philanthropy.

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