Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

CEO ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility: A moderated mediation model

Language

English

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between CEO ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility by focusing on the mediating role of organizational ethical culture and the moderating role of managerial discretion (i.e., CEO founder status and firm size). Based on a sample of 242 domestic Chinese firms, we found that CEO ethical leadership positively influences corporate social responsibility via organizational ethical culture. In addition, moderated path analysis indicated that CEO founder status strengthens while firm size weakens the direct effect of CEO ethical leadership on organizational ethical culture and its indirect effect on corporate social responsibility. Theoretical and managerial implications of these results are discussed.

Keywords

CEO Ethical Leadership, Corporate social responsibility, Managerial discretion, Organizational ethical culture

Publication Date

9-2014

Source Publication Title

Journal of Business Ethics

Volume

130

Issue

4

Start Page

819

End Page

831

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Peer Reviewed

1

Funder

This work was sponsored by the Shanghai Pujiang Program (13PJC053), the National Natural Science Fund of China (71202001), Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET-13-0892), and the “Chen Guang” project (Grant 12CG44) supported by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and Shanghai Education Development Foundation.

DOI

10.1007/s10551-014-2108-9

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-014-2108-9

ISSN (print)

01674544

ISSN (electronic)

15730697

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