Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 95, Issue 3, pp 357–372 | Cite as

Modeling Corporate Citizenship and Its Relationship with Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

  • Chieh-Peng Lin
  • Nyan-Myau Lyau
  • Yuan-Hui Tsai
  • Wen-Yung Chen
  • Chou-Kang ChiuEmail author


Citizenship, such as corporate citizenship and organizational citizenship, has been an important issue in business management for decades. This study proposes a research model from the perspectives of social identity and resource allocation, by examining the influence of corporate citizenship on organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). In the model, OCBs are positively influenced by perceived legal citizenship and perceived ethical citizenship, while negatively influenced by perceived discretionary citizenship. Empirical testing using a survey of personnel from 18 large firms confirms most of our hypothesized effects. Theoretical and managerial implications of our findings are discussed.


corporate social responsibility organizational citizenship behavior ethical citizenship discretionary citizenship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chieh-Peng Lin
    • 1
  • Nyan-Myau Lyau
    • 2
  • Yuan-Hui Tsai
    • 3
  • Wen-Yung Chen
    • 4
  • Chou-Kang Chiu
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Business and ManagementNational Chiao Tung UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Graduate School of Technological and Vocational EducationNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyYunlinTaiwan, R.O.C.
  3. 3.Department of FinanceChihlee Institute of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  4. 4.Department of EducationNational Taichung UniversityTaichungTaiwan, R.O.C.
  5. 5.National Taichung University, Graduate Institute of Business AdministrationTaichungTaiwan, R.O.C.

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