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Digital Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Version 1 : Received: 23 March 2022 / Approved: 24 March 2022 / Online: 24 March 2022 (10:45:03 CET)

How to cite: Zhang, X.Y.; Yang, X.Y.; Yan, W. Digital Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility. Preprints 2022, 2022030331 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202203.0331.v1). Zhang, X.Y.; Yang, X.Y.; Yan, W. Digital Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility. Preprints 2022, 2022030331 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202203.0331.v1).

Abstract

Based on the data of A-share listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen of China from 2011 to 2018 and the digital inclusive finance index of Peking University (2011-2018), this paper empirically tests the impact of digital finance development on corporate social responsibility in various provinces of China and its impact mechanism. The results show that: (1) the development of digital finance helps to promote the fulfillment of corporate social responsibility; (2) the influence mechanism of the development of digital finance to promote the fulfillment of corporate social responsibility lies in that it reduces the cost of debt financing and leads to the improvement of corporate social responsibility.(3) Further research shows that the positive relationship between digital finance and corporate social responsibility is more significant in private enterprises. At the same time, the impact is more significant in areas with poor market environment. The above research shows that the development of digital finance has a significant positive effect, which will improve the level of corporate social responsibility.

Keywords

digital finance; corporate social responsibility; debt financing cost

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Finance

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