Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Public Management and Big Data Analysis, PMBDA 2023, December 15–17, 2023, Nanjing, China

Research Article

Research on the Relationship between Internationalization and Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strength: The Moderate Effect of Digital Transformation and Environmental Regulation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345318,
        author={Litian  Chen and Shuyao  Wang},
        title={Research on the Relationship between Internationalization and Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strength: The Moderate Effect of Digital Transformation and Environmental Regulation},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Public Management and Big Data Analysis, PMBDA 2023, December 15--17, 2023, Nanjing, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PMBDA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={internationalization; corporate environmental responsibility strength; digital transformation; environmental regulation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345318}
    }
    
  • Litian Chen
    Shuyao Wang
    Year: 2024
    Research on the Relationship between Internationalization and Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strength: The Moderate Effect of Digital Transformation and Environmental Regulation
    PMBDA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345318
Litian Chen1, Shuyao Wang1,*
  • 1: Zhejiang Gongshang University
*Contact email: 122404584@qq.com

Abstract

Currently in the stage of global digital transformation, internationalization is largely linked to the digitization of enterprises. The study of the relationship of internationalization on corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a focus of research, and we deepen it further by focusing on heavily polluting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China to find the influence of internationalization on the corporate environmental responsibility strength (CERs) according to institutional theory. In addition, digital transformation and environmental regulation which are political factor-related variables, affect the relationship between internationalization on CERs. Using data from 152 heavy polluting firms listed on the GEM from 2011-2021, we empirically find that internationalization has a positive influence on CERs. Moreover, this relationship varies according to digital transformation and environmental regulation. Specifically, when the digital transformation level is high, it migrates the positive effect of internationalization on CERs, while the environmental regulations also migrate the positive effect of internationalization on CERs.