Foundations of Responsible Leadership: Asian Versus Western Executive Responsibility Orientations Toward Key Stakeholders

Witt, Michael A. and Stahl, Günter K. (2016) Foundations of Responsible Leadership: Asian Versus Western Executive Responsibility Orientations Toward Key Stakeholders. Journal of Business Ethics, 136 (3). pp. 623-638. ISSN 0167-4544

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Abstract

Exploring the construct of social-responsibility orientation across three Asian and two Western societies (Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and the United States), we show evidence that top-level executives in these societies hold fundamentally different beliefs about their responsibilities toward different stakeholders, with concomitant implications for their understanding and enactment of responsible leadership. We further find that these variations are more closely aligned with institutional factors than with cultural variables, suggesting a need to clarify the connection between culture and institutions on the one hand and culture and social-responsibility orientations on the other. (authors' abstract)

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Keywords: Business systems / Culture / Institutions / Responsible leadership / Varieties of capitalism
Divisions: Departments > Welthandel > International Business
Kompetenzzentren > Sustainability Transf. & Responsibility
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Elena Simukovic
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 14:43
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 17:19
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/72674/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4765

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