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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Jami Leigh
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-10T07:58:01Z
dc.date.created2018-11
dc.date.issued2019-01-30
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, Jami Leigh. 2018. Corporate Social Performance & the Quarterly Earnings Call: Insights From the Interactions Between Leading Companies and Wall Street Analysts, 2015-2017. Master's thesis, Harvard Extension School.
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:42004029*
dc.description.abstractThis research examines 240 quarterly earnings call transcripts from the top 10 companies on the 2017 U.S. Fortune 500 and Fortune Future lists, respectively. The research aims to assess (1) the ways and extent to which corporate executives communicate corporate social performance (CSP) on quarterly earnings calls, and (2) the ways and extent to which participating representatives from financial institutions respond to or request CSP information. This study suggests that corporate executives’ descriptions of CSP are, with some exceptions, intermittent across multiple years of earnings calls. Almost universally, financial firms represented on earnings calls offer few to no questions or comments regarding CSP. This paper argues that the relative absence of CSP-related dialogue between executives and analysts on quarterly earnings calls represents a missed opportunity for leading companies and financial institutions to affirm CSP as a dimension of mutually recognized value.
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Relations
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectcorporate social responsibility
dc.subjectcorporate social performance, quarterly earnings calls
dc.subjectfinancial institutions
dc.subjectSustainable Development Goals
dc.titleCorporate Social Performance & the Quarterly Earnings Call: Insights From the Interactions Between Leading Companies and Wall Street Analysts, 2015-2017
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorTaylor, Jami Leigh
dc.date.available2019-12-10T07:58:01Z
thesis.degree.date2018
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Extension School
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Extension School
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameALM
thesis.degree.nameALM
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMitchell, Marc
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBond, Doug
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentInternational Relations
thesis.degree.departmentInternational Relations
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dash.author.emailjami.leigh.taylor@gmail.com


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