The role of proximity to local and global citizens in stakeholders' moral recognition of corporate social responsibility

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to explore the effects of social proximity (defined by national and global identities) and geographic proximity (one's own nation or foreign nations) on the moral recognition of corporate social responsibility (CSR). To achieve this objective we draw upon moral decision-making and social identity theory. We test our hypotheses using a homogeneous (in terms of age and education) sample from China and France (Study 1, N = 369) and replicate the study with a demographically heterogeneous sample from the United Kingdom (Study 2, N = 207). The results suggest that national and global identities positively affect citizens' moral recognition of CSR; and global identity offsets the negative effect of geographic distance on moral recognition of CSR. These results indicate that global identity makes individuals care more about CSR abroad than they would without this identity.
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Petya Michelotti, Sarah Hudson, Marco Michelotti. The role of proximity to local and global citizens in stakeholders' moral recognition of corporate social responsibility. Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, 2018, 88, pp.234 - 244. ⟨10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.03.027⟩. ⟨hal-01774498⟩

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