Corporate social responsibility in China: impact of regulations, market orientation and ownership structure

Riliang Qu*

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to report on a study that contributes to the understanding of the determinants of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the largest emerging market, namely China. Design/methodology/approach – The approach is a survey of 600 hotels that resulted in 143 returned responses from top managers. Findings – Market orientation is the most significant predicator of CSR followed by government regulations. In contrast, ownership structure is found to have little effect. Originality/value – Previous research on CSR focuses on its nature and impact on business performance, and is carried out mainly in developed countries. This research contributes to one's understanding of the determinants of CSR in emerging markets like China. © 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-207
Number of pages10
JournalChinese Management Studies
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • China
  • corporate ownership
  • corporate social responsibility
  • market orientation
  • regulations

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