Mapping the Relationship Among Political Ideology, CSR Mindset, and CSR Strategy: A Contingency Perspective Applied to Chinese Managers
MetadataShow full item record
The literature on antecedents of corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies of firms has been predominately content driven. Informed by the managerial sense-making process perspective, we develop a contingency theoretical framework explaining how political ideology of managers affects the choice of CSR strategy for their firms through their CSR mindset. We also explain to what extent the outcome of this process is shaped by the firm’s internal institutional arrangements and external factors impacting on the firm. We develop and test several hypotheses using data collected from 129 Chinese managers. The results show that managers with a stronger socialist ideology are likely to develop a mindset favouring CSR, which induces the adoption of a proactive CSR strategy. The CSR mindset mediates the link between socialist ideology and CSR strategy. The strength of the relationship between the CSR mindset and the choice of CSR strategy is moderated by customer response to CSR, industry competition, the role of government, and CSR-related managerial incentives.
The final publication is available at Springer via http://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2992-7
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Ethical mindsets, aesthetics and spirituality: a mixed-methods approach analysis of the Australian services sectorIssa, Theodora (2009)This thesis reports on an interpretive mixed-methods approach research conducted in the Australian services sector. Deriving from two different yet related literatures on aesthetics and spirituality, this thesis focuses ...
An exploration of the global development of emerging country multinationals : a study of strategic ambitions and talent management in China and IndiaLiu, Yi (2012)Since Jim O’Neill, the Goldman Sachs economist, coined the acronym of the BRIC countries in 2001 the concept has attracted an infectious logic. The growth of the four BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India, and China, is ...
Fan, Ying Han (2008)This study involves a first attempt to identify Chinese auditors’ values and examines their effects on ethical ideologies and ethical judgments and intentions. A survey methodology is used and the survey instrument includes ...