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Participative Leadership and Organizational Identification in SMEs in the MENA Region: Testing the Roles of CSR Perceptions and Pride in Membership

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  • Sophie Lythreatis

    () (University of Bristol)

  • Ahmed Mohammed Sayed Mostafa

    () (University of Warwick)

  • Xiaojun Wang

    () (University of Bristol)

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The aim of this research is to explore the process linking participative leadership to organizational identification. The study examines the relationship between participative leadership and internal CSR perceptions of employees and also investigates the role that pride in membership plays in the affiliation of CSR perceptions with organizational identification. By studying these relationships, the paper aspires to contemplate new presumed mediators in the association of participative leadership with organizational identification as well as determine a possible novel antecedent of employee CSR perceptions. Empirical evidence is provided from data that was collected through a survey distributed to employees working for small- and medium-sized enterprises in three countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions, particularly the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, and Tunisia. Findings show that participative leadership leads to positive internal CSR perceptions of employees and that these CSR perceptions lead to pride in membership which, in turn, results in organizational identification. Implications of these findings are also discussed.

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  • Sophie Lythreatis & Ahmed Mohammed Sayed Mostafa & Xiaojun Wang, 2019. "Participative Leadership and Organizational Identification in SMEs in the MENA Region: Testing the Roles of CSR Perceptions and Pride in Membership," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 156(3), pages 635-650, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:156:y:2019:i:3:d:10.1007_s10551-017-3557-8
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3557-8
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