The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure on Financial Performance: Evidence from Credit Institutions in Vietnam

  •  Nguyen Ngoc    


This study examines the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosure and financial performance of banks in Vietnam over the period 2011 – 2016. By using content analysis to approach CSR related data as well as ordinary least square (OLS) estimator to analyse data, the finding of this study indicates that there is a significant negative relationship between CSR disclosure and financial performance of commercial banks in Vietnam. This result might be explained by additional requirements of the law for social responsibility while banks are in difficult situation as a result of economic slowdown during researched period. Together with that, perception of banks’ customers toward banking corporate social responsibility of Vietnam also contributed to build up this negative linkage.

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