Advances in Management and Applied Economics

The Factors Affecting Bank’s CSR Expenditures: Evidence from Bangladesh

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    Corporate social responsibility is a philanthropic activity that works for the development of underprivileged people in society. The study examined the factors that are considered as influential stimuli of CSR expenditures. Prais Winsten regression model is applied to a sample of 32 commercial banks from the year of 2011 to 2015 with 160 observations. The study revealed that bank size and one year lag of CSR expenditure positively affect CSR expenditure and are statistically significant. However, bank default risk, shareholders influence, and bank age have a negative and significant effect on CSR expenditures of banks. Therefore, the study's implication is to address the factors properly for the country's socio-economic development.

    JEL classification numbers: C12, C23.

    Keywords: CSR, Quantitative Methods, Panel data, Banks, Bangladesh.