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

David A. Waldman*, Mary Sully de Luque, Nathan Washburn, Robert J. House, Deanne N. den Hartog, Annebel H.B. de Hoogh, Henk Thierry, Celeste P.M. Wilderom

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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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)823-837
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of International business studies
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • Culture
    • Leadership
    • Values: corporate social responsibility

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