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|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Changes in corporate responsibility management during COVID-19 crisis and their effects on business resilience : an empirical study of Swiss and German companies|
|Authors:||Brand, Fridolin Simon|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||MDPI|
|Subjects:||Business resilience; COVID-19; Corporate responsibility management; Corporate responsibility reporting|
|Subject (DDC):||658.408: Security management, environmental management|
|Abstract:||The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the activities and performance of companies worldwide. This article examines in what ways corporate responsibility management and corporate responsibility reporting activities have changed during the COVID-19 crisis in Switzerland and Germany, and how corporate responsibility management is related to aspects of business resilience in terms of maintaining expected financial performance during the COVID-19 crisis in Swiss companies. To answer these questions, we conducted a quantitative and qualitative content analysis of company reports of the top 10 Swiss and German companies in terms of market capitalization, as well as a quantitative survey among Swiss managers. Our results show that during the period under consideration, (i) a majority of the companies analyzed in Switzerland and Germany expanded their sustainability reporting, both overall and in all sustainability dimensions; (ii) there is a tendency for corporate responsibility management to move away from upstream and downstream sustainability topics and focus more on in-house sustainability topics; and (iii) there is a correlation between the two corporate responsibility topics of local recruitment and occupational health and expected financial performance as an aspect of maintained business resilience in times of crisis.|
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|License (according to publishing contract):||CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Center for Corporate Responsibility (CCR) |
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|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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Brand, F. S., Bläse, R., Weber, G., & Winistörfer, H. (2022). Changes in corporate responsibility management during COVID-19 crisis and their effects on business resilience : an empirical study of Swiss and German companies. Sustainability, 14(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074144
Brand, F.S. et al. (2022) ‘Changes in corporate responsibility management during COVID-19 crisis and their effects on business resilience : an empirical study of Swiss and German companies’, Sustainability, 14(7). Available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074144.
F. S. Brand, R. Bläse, G. Weber, and H. Winistörfer, “Changes in corporate responsibility management during COVID-19 crisis and their effects on business resilience : an empirical study of Swiss and German companies,” Sustainability, vol. 14, no. 7, Mar. 2022, doi: 10.3390/su14074144.
Brand, Fridolin Simon, et al. “Changes in Corporate Responsibility Management during COVID-19 Crisis and Their Effects on Business Resilience : An Empirical Study of Swiss and German Companies.” Sustainability, vol. 14, no. 7, Mar. 2022, https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074144.
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