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Cultural and leadership predictors of corporate social responsibility values of top management: a GLOBE study of 15 countries


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  • David A Waldman

    (School of Global Management and Leadership, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA)

  • Mary Sully de Luque

    (Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, Glendale, AZ, USA)

  • Nathan Washburn

    (W P Carey School of Business and the School of Global Management and Leadership, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA)

  • Robert J House

    (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)

  • Bolanle Adetoun

    (Economic Community of West African States Executive Secretariat, Lagos, Nigeria)

  • Angel Barrasa

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

  • Mariya Bobina

    (University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA)

  • Muzaffer Bodur

    (Bo&gcaron;azi�i University, Bebek-Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Yi-Jung Chen

    (National Kaoshiung University of Applied Science, Kaoshiung, Taiwan)

  • Sukhendu Debbarma

    (Tripura University, Tripura, India)

  • Peter Dorfman

    (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico)

  • Rosemary R Dzuvichu

    (Nagaland University, Nagaland, India)

  • Idil Evcimen

    (Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Pingping Fu

    (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

  • Mikhail Grachev

    (Western Illinois University, Moline, IL, USA)

  • Roberto Gonzalez Duarte

    (Pontif�cia Universidade Cat�lica (PUC-MG) Minas Gerais, Brazil)

  • Vipin Gupta

    (Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA)

  • Deanne N Den Hartog

    (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Annebel H B de Hoogh

    (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Jon Howell

    (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico)

  • Kuen-Yung Jone

    (Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

  • Hayat Kabasakal

    (Bo&gcaron;azi�i University, Bebek-Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Edvard Konrad

    (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • P L Koopman

    (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Rainhart Lang

    (Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany)

  • Cheng-Chen Lin

    (National Pingtung University of Science & Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan)

  • Jun Liu

    (Renmin University, Beijing, China)

  • Boris Martinez

    (Universidad Francisco Marroqu�n, Guatemala City, Guatemala)

  • Almarie E Munley

    (Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia)

  • Nancy Papalexandris

    (Athens University of Economics & Business, Athens, Greece)

  • T K Peng

    (I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

  • Leonel Prieto

    (Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX, USA)

  • Narda Quigley

    (Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA)

  • James Rajasekar

    (Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman)

  • Francisco Gil Rodr�guez

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

  • Johannes Steyrer

    (Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien, Vienna, Austria)

  • Betania Tanure

    (Funda��o Dom Cabral, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

  • Henk Thierry

    (University of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

  • V M Thomas

    (DBYES, Guwahati, Assam, India)

  • Peter T van den Berg

    (University of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

  • Celeste P M Wilderom

    (University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands)

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    This paper examines cultural and leadership variables associated with corporate social responsibility values that managers apply to their decision-making. In this longitudinal study, we analyze data from 561 firms located in 15 countries on five continents to illustrate how the cultural dimensions of institutional collectivism and power distance predict social responsibility values on the part of top management team members. CEO visionary leadership and integrity were also uniquely predictive of such values. Journal of International Business Studies (2006) 37, 823–837. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400230

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    Volume (Year): 37 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 6 (November)
    Pages: 823-837

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