Impacts of the CSR strategies of technology companies on performance and competitiveness


  • Juan Andres Bernal-Conesa Dpto. de Ciencias Económicas y Jurídicas Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
  • Antonio Juan Briones-Peñalver Dpto. Organización de Empresas de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Empresa de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT)
  • Carmen Nieves-Nieto Dpto. de Ciencias Económicas y Jurídicas del Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier (CUD),


Corporate social responsibility, technological company, competitiveness, performance.


This study used structural equation modelling to analyse and investigate the adoption of corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies by the Spanish technology industry and the impacts of these strategies on technology companies’ performance and competitiveness. The research was conducted using a survey of companies located in Spanish science and technology parks. The analyses’ results reveal positive, direct and statistically significant relationships between companies’ CSR strategies and competitiveness and between their competitiveness and performance.In addition, the results show that competitiveness is a mediating variable in the relationship between CSR strategies and technology companies’ performance.

Author Biographies

  • Juan Andres Bernal-Conesa, Dpto. de Ciencias Económicas y Jurídicas Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
    Docente e investigador del Dpto. Ciencias Ecónomicas y Jurídicas.
  • Antonio Juan Briones-Peñalver, Dpto. Organización de Empresas de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Empresa de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT)
    Profesor del departamento de organizacion de empresas. Coordinador de los cursos de postgrado de la UPCT
  • Carmen Nieves-Nieto, Dpto. de Ciencias Económicas y Jurídicas del Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier (CUD),
    Secretaria del CUD


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Bernal-Conesa, J. A., Briones-Peñalver, A. J., & Nieves-Nieto, C. (2024). Impacts of the CSR strategies of technology companies on performance and competitiveness. Tourism & Management Studies, 13(4), 73-81.