“Doing Well” by “Doing Good”? Evidence from Tourism-Related Firms in Four South Asia Countries


Tan, Siow Hooi and Habibullah, Muzafar Shah and Choon, Shay Wei and Mohamed, Azali (2019) “Doing Well” by “Doing Good”? Evidence from Tourism-Related Firms in Four South Asia Countries. Jurnal Pengurusan, 55. pp. 1-16. ISSN E-ISSN: 0127-2713 Print ISSN: 0127-2713

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This study explores the corporate giving and financial performance nexus in tourism-related firms from four South Asia countries. Specifically, this study investigates if there exists an inverse U-shaped link between corporate giving and financial performance and assesses the potential bi-directional relationship between these two variables. Results generated from system-GMM estimator reveal that the effects of corporate giving on both ROA and Tobin’s Q are curvilinear. In particular, an inverse U-shaped relationship is observed, implying that firms are rewarded for their corporate giving engagement, which denotes “doing-good” leads to “doing well,” within a certain limit. Interestingly, this study also finds evidence that the firms which perform well financially are shown to engage less in corporate giving. Specifically, “doing-well” firms are shown to lead to lower level of “doing good,” supporting the management opportunity hypothesis. This study has policy implications in pushing for further CSR initiatives in other industries and emerging markets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporations—Charitable contributions, Corporate giving, firm performance, bi-directional relation, system GMM
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001-4285 Finance management. Business finance.
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2021 14:50
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2021 14:50
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/8895


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