The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Managers' Behaviors in Companies Listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Prof., Department of Accounting, khatam University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Prof., Department of Accounting, East Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Prof., Department of Management, East Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.



Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a fundamental factor for the survival of any organization. Companies and institutions are active in a society that provides them various opportunities to earn profits and realize their goals. The increasing importance of corporate social responsibility and the costs required by companies to operate and participate in these issue has led to the purpose of this study to investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility on the managers' behaviors in companies listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange. This study is based on purpose, application and data analysis in the field of causal descriptive studies. In this study, the reflection of managers’ myopic and optimistic behaviors is considered as managers' behaviors. Therefore, two hypotheses were developed to investigate this issue, and data from 174 listed companies were analyzed from 2008 to 2018. The regression model of the research was evaluated using a panel data method with a fixed-effects approach and logistic regression method. The result showed that the fulfillment of corporate social responsibility has a significant negative effect on the optimistic behavior of managers and decreases this type of behavior by managers. On the other hand, the results confirmed that accomplishing corporate social responsibility does not have a significant effect on managers' myopic behavior.


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