Penn State Great Valley Management Research Showcase | Highlighting Research Projects of Penn State Faculty

Is corporate social responsibility contagious?

Wednesday, November 7
Noon to 1 p.m.
Main Building, Room 230

Presenter: Pornsit Jiraporn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Finance

Firms located close to one another may adopt similar corporate policies due to local competition, investor clienteles, and social interactions. Dr. Jiraporn will discuss his research on how the corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy of a given firm is influenced by those of the surrounding firms in the same geographic area. He will explore how awareness on CSR has recently intensified, how firms may be under pressure to become more socially responsible when their corporate neighbors adopt more aggressive CSR policies, and what empirical evidence is consistent with this notion. 

Pornsit Jiraporn, Ph.D., associate professor, finance, specializes in corporate finance and conducts research in several areas such as corporate governance, earnings management, capital structure, dividend policy, corporate diversification, and mergers and acquisitions. His research has appeared or will appear in a large number of journals. In addition, Jiraporn is an invited instructor at Thammasat University, Mahidol University, and The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand, and has made numerous research presentations in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Pornsit was an assistant professor at Texas A&M International University from 2002-2006.

Free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Seating is limited; register at or call 610-725-5324.