Professional ethical standards, corporate social responsibility, and the perceived role of ethics and social responsibility
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 82 (3):657 - 666 (2008)
This study explored several proposed relationships among professional ethical standards, corporate social responsibility, and the perceived role of ethics and social responsibility. Data were collected from 313 business managers registered with a large professional research association with a mailed self-report questionnaire. Mediated regression analysis indicated that perceptions of corporate social responsibility partially mediated the positive relationship between perceived professional ethical standards and the believed importance of ethics and social responsibility. Perceptions of corporate social responsibility also fully mediated the negative relationship between perceived professional ethical standards and the subordination of ethics and social responsibility. The results suggested that professions should develop ethical standards to encourage social responsibility, since these actions are associated with enhanced employee ethical attitudes.
|Keywords||professional ethics corporate social responsibility ethical attitudes|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
L. K. Treviňo, K. D. Butterfield & D. L. McCabe (1998). The Ethical Context in Organizations: Influences on Employee Attitudes and Behavior. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):447-476.
Brenda E. Joyner & Dinah Payne (2002). Evolution and Implementation: A Study of Values, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 41 (4):297 - 311.
Donna M. Randall & Maria F. Fernandes (1991). The Social Desirability Response Bias in Ethics Research. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (11):805 - 817.
Sean Valentine & Tim Barnett (2002). Ethics Codes and Sales Professionals' Perceptions of Their Organizations' Ethical Values. Journal of Business Ethics 40 (3):191 - 200.
R. Eric Reidenbach & Donald P. Robin (1991). A Conceptual Model of Corporate Moral Development. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (4):273 - 284.
Citations of this work BETA
Clive R. Boddy, Richard K. Ladyshewsky & Peter Galvin (2010). The Influence of Corporate Psychopaths on Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Commitment to Employees. Journal of Business Ethics 97 (1):1 - 19.
José-Luis Godos-Díez, Roberto Ferández-Gago & Almudena Martínez-Campillo (2011). How Important Are CEOs to CSR Practices? An Analysis of the Mediating Effect of the Perceived Role of Ethics and Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 98 (4):531 - 548.
Sean Valentine, Seong-Hyun Nam, David Hollingworth & Callie Hall (2014). Ethical Context and Ethical Decision Making: Examination of an Alternative Statistical Approach for Identifying Variable Relationships. Journal of Business Ethics 124 (3):509-526.
Valerie Priscilla Goby & Catherine Nickerson (2012). Introducing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Undergraduate Level in the United Arab Emirates: An Experiential Exercise on Website Communication. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 107 (2):103-109.
Constantin Blome & Antony Paulraj (2013). Ethical Climate and Purchasing Social Responsibility: A Benevolence Focus. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 116 (3):567-585.
Similar books and articles
Peter Arlow (1991). Personal Characteristics in College Students' Evaluations of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (1):63 - 69.
J. Angelo Corlett (1988). Schefflerian Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 7 (8):631 - 638.
Scott J. Vitell, Joseph G. P. Paolillo & James L. Thomas (2003). The Perceived Role of Ethics and Social Responsibility. Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (1):63-86.
Rafik Z. Elias (2004). An Examination of Business Students' Perception of Corporate Social Responsibilities Before and After Bankruptcies. Journal of Business Ethics 52 (3):267-281.
Hai Yap Teoh & Godwin Y. Shiu (1990). Attitudes Towards Corporate Social Responsibility and Perceived Importance of Social Responsibility Information Characteristics in a Decision Context. Journal of Business Ethics 9 (1):71 - 77.
Ordo-responsibility : conceptual reflections towards A. semantic innovation (2008). Founding Business Ethics and (Corporate) Social Responsibility. Adela Cortina / Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics; Karl Homann / Profit and Morality in Global Responsibility; Markus Beckmann and Ingo Pies. In Jesús Conill Sancho, Christoph Luetge & Tatjana Schó̈nwälder-Kuntze (eds.), Corporate Citizenship, Contractarianism and Ethical Theory: On Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics. Ashgate Pub. Company
Robert L. Heath & Michael Ryan (1989). Public Relations' Role in Defining Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 4 (1):21 – 38.
Anusorn Singhapakdi, Scott J. Vitell, Kumar C. Rallapalli & Kenneth L. Kraft (1996). The Perceived Role of Ethics and Social Responsibility: A Scale Development. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (11):1131 - 1140.
Scott J. Vitell & Encarnación Ramos Hidalgo (2006). The Impact of Corporate Ethical Values and Enforcement of Ethical Codes on the Perceived Importance of Ethics in Business: A Comparison of U.S. And Spanish Managers. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 64 (1):31 - 43.
Sean Valentine & Gary Fleischman (2008). Ethics Programs, Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Business Ethics 77 (2):159 - 172.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads123 ( #17,302 of 1,724,742 )
Recent downloads (6 months)16 ( #46,974 of 1,724,742 )
How can I increase my downloads?