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A Study on Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance

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A project report submitted to the Department of Accounting & Finance, Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of BACHELORS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(FINANCE)

Department of Accounting & Finance
Faculty of Management Sciences
International Islamic University Islamabad

A Study on Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance

By

BACHELORS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(FINANCE)

Submitted To
Madam.Sumiyya Chugtai

Department of Accounting & Finance
Faculty of Management Sciences
International Islamic University Islamabad
June 2012

All rights are reserved. No part of this project report can be reproduced in any form or any means such as photocopy or electronic media etc. with out prior approval of authors

Supervisor’s Certificate
This is certified that “A Study on Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance” under my supervision. I have checked this report and found it bonafide work of authors.

Madam.Sumiyya Chugtai
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Lecturer
Faculty of Management Sciences
International Islamic University Islamabad

Ms. Hameeda Akhtar ___________________
Head, Department of Accounting & Finance
Faculty of Management Sciences
International Islamic University Islamabad

Ms. Tasneem Fatima __________________
Chairperson
Faculty of Management Sciences

Dedication

We dedicate our work to our honorable Parents
and respectable teachers, whose prayers and
magnificent devotion to our Studies encourage
us to achieve this Landmark

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TABEL OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgement………………………………………………………….05 Chapter 1. Problem and Its background
1. Introduction…………………………..………………………………07 2. What Is Corporate Social Responsibility?.....……………...…………07 3. Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance……………..09 4. Reasons for engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility …….....10 5. objectives of the Study………………..……………………………...11 6. Organization of Study…………………..……………………………12 7. Conclusion………...………………………………………………….14

Chapter 2. Review of Related literature
1. The evolution of corporate social responsibility…………..………....15 2. Theories on corporate social responsibility ………………...………..17 * Agency theory
* Stewardship theory
* Theory of the firm
* Resource-Based View Theory
* Stakeholder theory
* Institutional theory
3. Conclusion ………………………………...…………………………20 Chapter 3. Research Methods
1. Research Method / Type of Investigation……………..……………..22 * Purpose of the study
* Variable of interest
* Sample
* Primary and secondary data sources

Chapter 4. Analysis and Interpretation
1. Findings…………………………………..………………………….31 2. Analysis & interpretation of data………………………………..…...33

Chapter 5. Conclusion and Recommendations
1. Conclusion……………………..…………………………………….41 2. Limitations……………………...…………………………………….42 3. Future Research……………………...……………………..………...43

Bibliography……………………...…………………………………………..44
Annexes…………………………..…………………………………………..45
Member’s Contribution……………………..………………………………..46

acnowledgement

ALL the praise be for ALLAH, Almighty the creator of this world who enabled us to do something extra ordinary.
No work in reality is the sole effort of its presenters as many people like the foundation stone contributes silently. These people sometime deserve more praise and appreciation than the presenters themselves. Same is the case with this proposal. It is unequivocally stated that among such silent contributions...
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