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    New Evidence on the Role of the Media in Corporate Social Responsibility
    with Robert Nash, Omrane Guedhami, and Sadok El Ghoul
    Journal of Business Ethics 154 (4): 1051-1079. 2019.
    Prior research suggests that the media plays an important information intermediary role in capital markets. We investigate the role of the media in influencing firms’ engagement in corporate social responsibility activities. Using a large sample of 4396 unique firms from 42 countries over the period 2003–2012, we find strong evidence that firms engage in more CSR activities if located in countries where the media has more freedom. This relation is robust to using various proxies for media freedo…Read more