'Study: Lobbying, profits correlate'

Last modified: 1/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
Corporate investment in lobbying and political campaigns can directly benefit a company's bottom line, according to a new study by a trio of university researchers.

The study by University of Tennessee professors Russell Crook and David Woehr and University of South Florida professor Sean Lux found that corporate political activity typically results in 20 percent higher performance for companies.

The researchers found a 'pretty strong correlation' between corporate political activity - lobbying and campaign donations - and a company's profit growth.


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