SUSTAINABILITY-ORIENTED INNOVATION AND CSR: A QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN BRAZILIAN MULTINATIONALS

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https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2024.v9i4.4497

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Multinational Corporation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability-Oriented Innovation, Survey

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between Sustainability-Oriented Innovation (SOI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Brazilian multinationals.

 

Theoretical Framework: The theoretical framework provides relevant information on CSR and SOI, which forms the basis for the development of hypotheses.

 

Method: To collect data, an e-survey was conducted with Brazilian multinationals operating in various industries and segments, resulting in 60 valid questionnaires. The data was analyzed through multivariate analysis, employing canonical correlation and multiple linear regression procedures.

 

Results and Discussion: The results of the multivariate analysis empirically supported five hypotheses (h1, h2, h3, h4, and h5). However, the results did not support the hypothesis that predicted a positive correlation between SOI practices and CSR as a differentiation strategy.

 

Research Implications: The practical and theoretical implications of this research are significant, particularly in shedding light on emerging market multinationals, with a specific focus on Brazilian companies. By specifically examining Brazilian multinationals, this research fills a crucial gap in the literature, offering insights into the unique challenges and opportunities faced by firms from an emerging market like Brazil.

 

Originality/Value: The findings of this study provide valuable guidance for Brazilian multinational corporations seeking to enhance their CSR initiatives and SOI practices. By understanding the relationships between CSR, SOI, and other key variables, these companies can develop more effective strategies to navigate global markets while simultaneously addressing social and environmental concerns.

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2024-04-03

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Pinto, K. E. F., Oliveira Junior, M. M., & Fernandes, C. C. (2024). SUSTAINABILITY-ORIENTED INNOVATION AND CSR: A QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN BRAZILIAN MULTINATIONALS. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 9(4), e04497. https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2024.v9i4.4497