Ethical Climate and Purchasing Social Responsibility: A Benevolence Focus

Blome, C. and Paulraj, A. (2013) Ethical Climate and Purchasing Social Responsibility: A Benevolence Focus. Journal of Business Ethics, 116 (3). pp. 567-585. ISSN 0167-4544

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Using a sample of multinational firms in Germany, we develop and empirically examine a model to test the effects of ethical climate and its antecedents on purchasing social responsibility (PSR). Our results show different effects of benevolence dimensions of ethical climate on PSR: employee-focused climate has no effect, but community-focused climate is a significant driver of PSR. The results also show that top management ethical norms and code of conduct implementation impact PSR directly as well as indirectly through ethical climate.

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Journal of Business Ethics
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?? ethical climatepurchasing social responsibilitysustainabilityethical behaviourstructural equation modelbusiness, management and accounting(all)economics and econometricsbusiness and international managementlaw ??
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