Foundations of responsible leadership: Asian versus Western executive responsibility orientations toward key stakeholders.

Witt, Michael and Stahl, Günter (2015) Foundations of responsible leadership: Asian versus Western executive responsibility orientations toward key stakeholders. Journal of Business Ethics, 136 (3). pp. 623-638. ISSN 1573-0697

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Business Systems, Culture, Institutions, Responsible Leadership, Varieties of capitalism
Divisions: Departments > Welthandel > International Business > Stahl
Kompetenzzentren > Sustainability Transf. & Responsibility
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 13:42
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 14:36
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/70697/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/6899

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