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Culture's Effects on Corporate Sustainability Practices: A Multi-Domain and Multi-Level View

Miska, Christof and Szöcs, Ilona and Schiffinger, Michael (2018) Culture's Effects on Corporate Sustainability Practices: A Multi-Domain and Multi-Level View. Journal of World Business. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1090-9516

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Abstract

With a triple-bottom-line lens on sustainability, this study examines the effects of culture on companies' economic, social, and environmental sustainability practices. Drawing on institutional theory and project GLOBE, we delineate cultural practices dimensions that consistently predict sustainability practices related to each of the three domains. Based on a sample of 1924 companies in 36 countries and nine cultural clusters, we find that future orientation, gender egalitarianism, uncertainty avoidance, and power distance practices positively, and performance orientation practices negatively, predict corporate sustainability practices. Further, our findings suggest that these effects might vary according to the country vis-à-vis cluster level of analysis.

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Keywords: Corporate sustainability practices; Cultural practices; GLOBE; Institutional theory; Multiple levels of analysis
Divisions: Departments > Management > Verhaltenswiss. orientiertes Management
Departments > Welthandel > International Business > Stahl
Kompetenzzentren > Empirische Forschungsmethoden
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 11:40
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 11:49
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/83547/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5963

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