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EMAC 2021 Annual Conference


DO OR DO NOT: FACTUAL CORPORATE ACTIVISM IMPACT ON STOCK PRICES
(A2021-93688)

Published: May 25, 2021

AUTHORS

Carlota López Aza, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM); Joaquín Sánchez Herrera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM); Teresa Pintado Blanco, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

ABSTRACT

Corporate activism is one of the most challenging research topics, since it questions the widespread belief that taking a neutral stand on social or political issues often favors corporate performance. However, beyond adopting a controversial social or political position, there are companies that have become even more involved, moving from mere declarations to actions. This paper explores the effects of “Factual Corporate Activism (FCA)” on the share price of 42 companies. The results show that: (i) corporate activism based on the adoption of political positions results in a negative influence on stock prices, if it assumes initiatives based on FCA, however (ii) civil-based messages, such as those focusing on diversity, within an FCA context, have a positive effect on stock prices.