Cultural and leadership predictors of corporate social responsibility values of top management: A GLOBE study of 15 countries

David Waldman, Mary Sully de Luque, Nathan Washburn, Robert J. House, Bolanle Adetoun, Angel Barrasa, Mariya Bobina, Muzaffer Bodur, Yi Jung Chen, Sukhendu Debbarma, Peter Dorfman, Rosemary R. Dzuvichu, Idil Evcimen, Pingping Fu, Mikhail Grachev, Roberto Gonzalez Duarte, Vipin Gupta, Deanne N. Den Hartog, Annebel H B De Hoogh, Jon HowellKuen Yung Jone, Hayat Kabasakal, Edvard Konrad, P. L. Koopman, Rainhart Lang, Cheng Chen Lin, Jun Liu, Boris Martinez, Almarie E. Munley, Nancy Papalexandris, T. K. Peng, Leonel Prieto, Narda Quigley, James Rajasekar, Francisco Gil Rodríguez, Johannes Steyrer, Betania Tanure, Henk Thierry, V. M. Thomas, Peter T. Van Den Berg, Celeste P M Wilderom

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This paper examines cultural and leadership variables associated with corporate social responsibility values that managers apply to their decision-making. In this longitudinal study, we analyze data from 561 firms located in 15 countries on five continents to illustrate how the cultural dimensions of institutional collectivism and power distance predict social responsibility values on the part of top management team members. CEO visionary leadership and integrity were also uniquely predictive of such values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-837
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 14 2006



  • Culture
  • Leadership
  • Values: corporate social responsibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Waldman, D., Sully de Luque, M., Washburn, N., House, R. J., Adetoun, B., Barrasa, A., Bobina, M., Bodur, M., Chen, Y. J., Debbarma, S., Dorfman, P., Dzuvichu, R. R., Evcimen, I., Fu, P., Grachev, M., Duarte, R. G., Gupta, V., Den Hartog, D. N., De Hoogh, A. H. B., ... Wilderom, C. P. M. (2006). Cultural and leadership predictors of corporate social responsibility values of top management: A GLOBE study of 15 countries. Journal of International Business Studies, 37(6), 823-837.