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Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Leadership: Investigating Their Interactive Effect on Employees’ Socially Responsible Behaviors

Kenneth De Roeck () and Omer Farooq ()
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Kenneth De Roeck: University of Vermont
Omer Farooq: KEDGE Business School

Journal of Business Ethics, 2018, vol. 151, issue 4, 923-939

Abstract: Abstract This research investigates the interlinkage between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethical leadership in inducing employees’ socially responsible behaviors (SRBs). Specifically, building on organizational identification theory and cue consistency theory, we develop and test an integrated moderated mediation framework in which employees’ perception of ethical leadership moderates the mediating mechanism between their perceptions of CSR (i.e., perceived CSR–environment and perceived CSR–community), organizational identification, and SRBs (i.e., green and societal behaviors). The findings highlight the need for consistency between employees’ perceptions of CSR and ethical leadership to foster their propensity to further social good through relationship-building activities with their organization. The results, which largely verify the theoretical framework, contribute to and have implications for both research and practice.

Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; Ethical leadership; Green behavior; Micro-CSR; Organizational identification; Socially responsible behavior; Societal behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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