Effects of government regulations, market orientation and ownership structure on corporate social responsibility in China: an empirical study

Riliang Qu

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Abstract

Previous research on corporate social responsibility mainly focuses on its nature and impact on business performance. This paper reports on a study that contributes to our understanding of the determinants of corporate social responsibility by focusing specifically on the role played by three strategically important variables, namely government regulation, ownership structure and market orientation. Results of a survey of 586 general managers of hotels in China suggest that the market orientation is the most significant predicator of corporate social responsibility followed by government regulation. In contrast, the ownership structure is found to have little effect. The implications of the findings for managers in China are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-591
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Management
Volume24
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

Keywords

  • corporate social responsibility
  • government regulation
  • ownership structure
  • market orientation
  • China

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