Teaching Business Ethics

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 151–167 | Cite as

A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Corporate Social Responsibility Orientation: Hong Kong vs. United States Students

  • Brian K. Burton
  • Jiing-Lih Farh
  • W. Harvey Hegarty


This study examined the orientation toward corporate social responsibility (CSR) of 165 U.S. and 157 HongKong business students. Although respondents from both countries viewed CSR as a construct in much the same way, many differences were found in the types of responsibilities considered most important. Specifically, Hong Kong students gave economic responsibilities more weight and non economic responsibilities less weight than did U.S. students.

corporate social responsibility cross-cultural Hong Kong students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian K. Burton
    • 1
  • Jiing-Lih Farh
    • 2
  • W. Harvey Hegarty
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Management, College of Business and EconomicsWestern Washington UniversityBellinghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Management of OrganizationsUniversity of Science and TechnologyKowloonHong Kong
  3. 3.Department of Management, School of BusinessIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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