The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on corporate social responsibility and marketing philosophy

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  • University of Manchester


In this article, we offer some initial examination on how Covid-19 pandemic can influence the developments of CSR and marketing. We argue that Covid-19 pandemic offers a great opportunity for businesses to shift towards more genuine and authentic CSR and contribute to address urgent global social and environmental challenges. We also discuss some potential directions of how consumer ethical decision making will be shifted to due to the pandemic. In our discussion of marketing, we outline how we believe marketing is being affected by this pandemic and how we think this will change, not only the context of marketing, but how organizations approach their strategic marketing efforts. We end the paper with a identifying a number of potentially fruitful research themes and directions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Business Research
Early online date21 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Covid-19, corporate social responsibility, marketing, consumer ethical decision making, marketing philosophy, business ethics