Department of Finance and Decision Sciences
Corporate sustainable development: Testing a new scale based on the Mainland Chinese context
According to the predominant corporate sustainable development (CSD) framework, this exploratory paper verifies that CSD construct can be modeled by integrating the dimensions of social, economic, and environmental development. We first developed and validated measurement scales for these three dimensions based on a survey of 314 managers in mainland China. Then, using structural equation modelling, we confirmed that the proposed model is valid. Therefore, our findings may allow researchers to explore CSD further, and practitioners to develop their understanding of CSD initiatives in organizations. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Corporate sustainable development, Instrument refinement, Scale development, Second-order analysis, Theory development
Source Publication Title
Journal of Business Ethics
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chow, W., & Chen, Y. (2012). Corporate sustainable development: Testing a new scale based on the Mainland Chinese context. Journal of Business Ethics, 105 (4), 519-533. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-011-0983-x