Posts Tagged ‘ethical climate’
CEO Ethical Leadership, Ethical Climate, Climate Strength, and Collective Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Governance Research Digest – May 2012
The present study conducted firm-level analyses regarding the relationship between chief executive officer (CEO) ethical leadership and ethical climate, and the moderating effect of climate strength (i.e., agreement in climate perceptions) on the relationship between ethical climate and collective organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Self-report data were collected from 223 CEOs and 6,021 employees in South Korea.
- In spite of an increasing number of studies on ethical climate, little is known about the antecedents of ethical climate and the moderators of the relationship between ethical climate and work outcomes.
- As predicted, CEOs’ self-rated ethical leadership was positively associated with employees’ aggregated perceptions of the ethical climate of the firm.
- The relationship between ethical climate and firm-level collective OCB was moderated by climate strength.
- More specifically, the relationships between ethical climate and interpersonally directed collective OCB and between ethical climate and organizationally directed collective OCB were more pronounced when climate strength was high than when it was low.
Journal of Business Ethics, 108 (3), 299-312
1. Corporations and NGOs: When Accountability Leads to Co-optation
Interactions between corporations and nonprofits are on the rise, frequently driven by a corporate interest in establishing credentials for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Read more
2. Consumer Communications Glossary: Defining Terms Used in Environmental Sustainability
The purpose of this Glossary by the Consumer Goods Forum is to begin to harmonize and clearly define the terms that businesses use to describe their environmental sustainability efforts. Read more
3. Do Consumers Care about Ethical-Luxury?
This article explores the extent to which consumers consider ethics in luxury goods consumption. Read more
4. For Workers’ Benefit: Solving Overtime Problems in Chinese Factories
In this paper Verité outlines the sources and reasons for the problem of overtime in China. Read more
5. Labour Standards Report
Maplecroft has released a series of labour standards reports to provide in-depth analysis of the key labour issues. Read more
6. Toward a Better Understanding of the Link between Ethical Climate and Job Satisfaction
The study is simultaneously investigating both the effects of individual-level and organization-level ethical climates on employees’ job satisfaction. Read more
Social Research Digest – February 2012
The study is simultaneously investigating both the effects of individual-level and organization-level ethical climates on employees’ job satisfaction. On the basis of a multilevel analysis, the present study used a sample of 472 full-time employees from 31 organizations in Taiwan to examine the above two effects.
- Results from the analyses showed that within the organizations, individual employees’ instrumental climate perceptions were negatively related to job satisfaction, whereas their caring climate perceptions and rules climate perceptions were positively related to job satisfaction.
- Also, the results indicated that between organizations, organizational instrumental climate was negatively related to job satisfaction, whereas organizational caring, independence, and rules climates were positively related to job satisfaction.
- Implications for research and managerial practices were derived from these findings.
Y.-D. Wand and H.-H. Hsieh
Journal of Business Ethics, 105 (4), 535-545.