Ethical Climate and Purchasing Social Responsibility: A Benevolence Focus
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- Blome, C. & Paulraj, A. J Bus Ethics (2013) 116: 567. doi:10.1007/s10551-012-1481-5
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.