The impact of national culture on corporate social responsibility: evidence from cross-regional comparison

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to empirically examine the impact of national culture on firm’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) across geographical regions. Empirical tests are based on CSR performance of 3055 corporations from 28 countries located in Eastern Asia and Europe. The findings suggest that the Hofstede’s cultural dimensions have significant impacts on CSR performance, both positively and negatively depending on a given dimension of CSR. In addition, corporations located in European countries tend to effectively outperform those in Eastern Asian countries in every facet of socially responsible practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-56
Number of pages22
JournalAsian Journal of Business Ethics
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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