Corporate social responsibility and shareholder support for corporate governance changes

Document Type



Corporate Social Responsibility; Corporate Governance; Dissidence; Shareholder Voting

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Publication Source

Social Responsibility Journal

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This paper examines whether shareholders consider corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance when voting on corporate governance change proposals submitted by dissident shareholders. These proposals recommend changes to the corporate governance status quo and are made by dissident shareholders who are dissatisfied with the company’s existing governance practices.