Corporate social investments: Do they pay?

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The stock market reaction to two very different corporate social investments (the 1977 Sullivan Principles adoption announcement and the 1990 McDonald's Corporation environmental statement) is explored. A market model event study methodology is employed using daily stock returns. The results are that the stock market appears to have ignored the 1977 announcement, but rewarded the 1990 event. Future research and possible managerial implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law


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