Journal of Applied Finance & Banking

Corporate Social Responsibility and Value of Cash Holdings in Taiwan: The Role of Family Firms

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    This paper is to shed light on the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and cash value at family businesses using 3630 firm-year observations representing 395 listed Taiwanese companies. The results indicate that CSR has a significantly positive impact on cash value at family businesses, but no apparent relationship is supported at non-family businesses. Regarding the CSR activities, environmental protection, corporate commitment and corporate governance are consistently and significantly confirm the positive effects on corporate cash value at the family business, but social participation does not confirm this finding. The above results imply that conflict resolution view/or socio-emotional wealth view is evidenced at the relationship between family firmís CSR and cash value. To the best of our knowledge, our results are firstly documented on the relationship between cash value and CSR of family business and thus make major contributions to related literature of family business.


    JEL classification numbers: G32, G34, M14.

    Keywords: Family Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cash Value.