Evaluating a tool for the practice of corporate social innovations: a survey of Brazilian companies

Tipo
Artigos

Ano
26/09/2022

Linha de Pesquisa
Formação, Crescimento e Transformação de Sistemas de Negócio, Organizacionais e Sócio-Econômicos

Autor(es)
Marcelo A. Dionisio, Eduardo Raupp

Orientador

https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESD.2022.10050836


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International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. Abstract: To help reduce inequality, businesses are turning to corporate social innovations (CSI) to achieve both business results and social value. This study aims to evaluate and validate the CSI framework proposed by Mirvis and Googins as a tool for practicing CSI. We based our study on a survey conducted with Brazilian companies that participate in the UN Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world to mobilise companies and stakeholders to do business responsibly, including 142 answers out of a sample of 609 companies. The data were analysed through a structural equation modelling (SEM) conducting confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of the CSI framework to confirm the correlation between the five constructs, therefore establishing the validity of this framework as a tool for the practice of CSI. We expect to offer both a theoretical and a practical contribution by reinforcing the relevance of the CSI concept along with testing and validating the CSI framework as a tool to help evaluate, analyse, and implement CSI initiatives, advancing its practice and promoting the CSI concept.

Keywords: corporate social innovation; CSI; survey; LinkedIn; social innovation; structural equation modelling; SEM; confirmatory factor analysis; CFA.

Tipo
Artigos

Ano
26/09/2022

Linha de Pesquisa
Formação, Crescimento e Transformação de Sistemas de Negócio, Organizacionais e Sócio-Econômicos

Autor(es)
Marcelo A. Dionisio, Eduardo Raupp

Orientador

https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESD.2022.10050836


Caso deseje uma cópia integral da tese/dissertação, por favor envie um e-mail para biblioteca@coppead.ufrj.br.

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. Abstract: To help reduce inequality, businesses are turning to corporate social innovations (CSI) to achieve both business results and social value. This study aims to evaluate and validate the CSI framework proposed by Mirvis and Googins as a tool for practicing CSI. We based our study on a survey conducted with Brazilian companies that participate in the UN Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world to mobilise companies and stakeholders to do business responsibly, including 142 answers out of a sample of 609 companies. The data were analysed through a structural equation modelling (SEM) conducting confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of the CSI framework to confirm the correlation between the five constructs, therefore establishing the validity of this framework as a tool for the practice of CSI. We expect to offer both a theoretical and a practical contribution by reinforcing the relevance of the CSI concept along with testing and validating the CSI framework as a tool to help evaluate, analyse, and implement CSI initiatives, advancing its practice and promoting the CSI concept.

Keywords: corporate social innovation; CSI; survey; LinkedIn; social innovation; structural equation modelling; SEM; confirmatory factor analysis; CFA.

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