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- New Developments in the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility
- The Psychology of CSR
- Good Intentions are Not Enough: Applying Best Practices from Humanitarian Aid to Evaluate Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Meaningful Work
- Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring the Potential Connections between Top Management Team/Board Diversity, CSR, and Workforce Diversity
- Responsible Business and Individual Differences: Employee Externally-Directed Citizenship and Green Behaviors
- Corporate Volunteering: Who Really Wins?
- Corporate Social Irresponsibility in Spite of Efforts to Act Responsibly: The Nature, Measurement, and Contextual Antecedents of CSR and CSiR by Organizations
- When CSR Backfires: Understanding Stakeholders’ Negative Responses to Corporate Social Responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility: Theoretical Perspective
- CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations
- Environmental Management and Strategy
- On the Links between Corporate Environmental and Financial Performance: Camera or Mirror?
- New Roles for Business: Responsible Innovators for a Sustainable Future
- Social Entrepreneurship: Prospects for the Study of Market-Based Activity and Social Change
- Corporate Responsibility and the Base of the Pyramid Proposition
- Bringing Together the Big and the Small: Multinational Corporation Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship in Africa
- Entrepreneurship <i>by</i> and <i>for</i> Disadvantaged Populations: Global Evidence
- Stakeholder Management: A Managerial Perspective
- The Consequences of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting
- Profit-with-Purpose Corporations: An Innovation in Corporate Law to Meet Contemporary CSR Challenges
- Redefining the Strategy Field in the Age of Sustainability
- A Researcher’s Guide to Business and Society Archival Datasets
- Mightier than the Sword: How Activists Use Rhetoric to Facilitate Perception Change in Industries
- Institutions and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Movements and Corporate Social Responsibility: From Contention to Engagement
- Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets
Abstract and Keywords
Given the tremendous growth in empirical inquiries into Business and Society (BAS) phenomenon, the use of archival datasets in BAS research is pervasive. A sizeable portion of this research involves measurement of BAS constructs using data. The purpose of this chapter is to review the more commonly used datasets in BAS research. The intent is to provide researchers with sufficient information to choose the most appropriate database for their projects. We review key methodological issues such as measurement error, validity, and reliability affecting most archival datasets. We then provide overviews of some of the most effective and commonly used databases in BAS research plus citations to several articles that have used them. In our review, we address coverage, areas of inquiry, size of the database, and other relevant factors. Finally, we tabulate the database we reviewed including our assessment of their strengths and weaknesses.
Ali Shahzad, Associate Professor of Management, James Madison University
Nicholas Bartkoski, Assistant Professor of Business, Southwestern College
Brandi K. McManus, Ph.D. candidate in Management and International Business, University of Oklahoma
Mark P. Sharfman, Director of the Division of Management & International Business, Puterbaugh Chair in American Enterprise and Professor Strategic Management, Price School of Business, University of Oklahoma
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