On the relationship of hope and gratitude to corporate social responsibility

Journal of Business Ethics 70 (4):401 - 409 (2007)
A longitudinal study of 308 white-collar U.S. employees revealed that feelings of hope and gratitude increase concern for corporate social responsibility (CSR). In particular, employees with stronger hope and gratitude were found to have a greater sense of responsibility toward employee and societal issues; interestingly, employee hope and gratitude did not affect sense of responsibility toward economic and safety/quality issues. These findings offer an extension of research by Giacalone, Paul, and Jurkiewicz (2005, Journal of Business Ethics, 58, 295-305).
Keywords corporate social responsibility  hope  gratitude
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DOI 10.2307/25075303
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