CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY : A STUDY OF POSSIBLE INTERRELATIONSHIP IN INDIAN COMPANIES

CS Pallavi Biyani

Abstract


The paper attempts to discover the interrelationships between Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CG and CSR) through different aspects in Indian Companies. The reason behind the attempt is to analyze how the companies have postulated CG and CSR in their philosophies. Is there any difference between the outlooks of companies toward CG and CSR? How did the companies in their philosophy statements address the issues and dimensions of CG and CSR? The paper tries to explore various propositions on the relationship between CG and CSR through content analysis. The data for content analysis is obtained from annual reports of Nifty 50 companies. The reports are scanned for CG and CSR philosophy statements of companies with respect to marking the presence of a word, a sentence, a statement, a phrase or an idiom complementing any of the dimensions of CG and CSR identified for coding. A huge overlap between CG and CSR is found that demonstrated a two-way relationship significantly impacting each other. The study urges to see both the aspects as complementary to each other in the best interests of the company, stakeholder, and nation as a whole. The study gives an overview of the philosophies of companies representing the economic barometer of the country in terms of governance and social responsibility that can be useful for assessing the strengths of CG and CSR interrelationship in Indian companies. It samples the philosophies of companies with respect to both the aspects of CG and CSR.

Keywords


Corporate Governance, Corporate social Responsibility, Companies, Interrelationship, Shareholders, Philosophies

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