Corporate social responsibility and organisational performance in container shipping

Chin-shan Lu, Chi Chang Lin, Chiu Ju Tu

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The objective of this study is to examine the relationships between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and organisational performance in container shipping in Taiwan. Three dimensions of CSR are identified from the results of a factor analysis. These factors include 'community involvement and environment', 'disclosure', and 'employee and consumer interests'. With respect to organisational performance, both financial and non-financial performances are used as independent variables in this study. Findings indicate that CSR aspects of the 'community involvement and environment' and 'disclosure' dimensions have positive effects on financial performance, whereas the 'employee and consumer interests' dimension positively influences non-financial performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-132
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Container shipping
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Organisational performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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