Corporate social responsibility is growing steadfast in emerging countries. The factors that typically determine CSR practices of firms have often led to conflicting results. In this study, we examine corporate governance characteristics that are specifically relevant to CSR in emerging countries. Analyzing a large sample of Vietnamese listed firms, we find that foreign ownership, international orientation, gender diversity, and CEO education positively influence CSR. Furthermore, we find significant joint effects of foreign ownership with international orientation, gender diversity, and CEO education. The study highlights the key drivers of CSR practices of firms in emerging countries.
- Foreign ownership
- Emerging markets
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR)