In recent years investors have began to observe socially responsible investment (SRI) and selecting companies that are evaluated highly in this respect over those performing well in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, investors' needs or value judgments do not fully reflect present SRI screenings. In this study, the authors clarify the problems related to investment selection and decisions for present SRI screening selection ratios, and introduce a new model the resolves the problems related to determining investment selection ratios. Specifically, assuming a set with an undefined border (fuzzy set), we consider the fuzzy entropy expressing an unspecified amount of information. Then we introduce a model of a multifactor information channel weighted using fuzzy entropy. This model briefly expresses the decision-making process of the investment selection ratios, which reflects investors' value judgments in evaluation weights, thereby showing both sides of the human self-seeking selection action (randomness+ fuzziness: fuzzy entropy) and satisfaction (average characteristic value) regarding the quality of the CSR characterized in each investment (alternatives). Using questionnaires, we estimate the SRI selection ratio, and examine and compare the proposed model with actual selection ratios.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2007 8月 31|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- 経営科学およびオペレーションズ リサーチ