Modeling Corporate Citizenship and Its Relationship with Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

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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.

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Lin, CP., Lyau, NM., Tsai, YH. et al. Modeling Corporate Citizenship and Its Relationship with Organizational Citizenship Behaviors. J Bus Ethics 95, 357–372 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-010-0364-x

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Keywords

  • corporate social responsibility
  • organizational citizenship behavior
  • ethical citizenship
  • discretionary citizenship