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Managerial Mindsets Toward Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of Auto Industry in Iran

Soltani, Ebrahim, Syed, Jawad, Liao, Ying-Ying, Iqbal, Abdullah (2014) Managerial Mindsets Toward Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of Auto Industry in Iran. Journal of Business Ethics, 129 . pp. 795-810. ISSN 0167-4544. E-ISSN 1573-0697. (doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2137-4) (KAR id:43724)

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Despite a plethora of empirical evidence on the potential role of senior management in the success of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Western-dominated organizational contexts, little attempt has been made to document the various managerial mindsets toward CSR in organizations in Muslim-dominated countries in the Middle East region. To address this existing lacuna of theoretical and empirical research in CSR management, this paper offers a qualitative case study of CSR in three manufacturing firms operating in Iran’s auto industry. Based on an inductive analysis of the qualitative data, three types of managerial mindset toward CSR are identified: conformist, self-seeker, and satisfier. While it is evident that these different mindsets of Iranian managers seek to serve managerial ends and short-term self-interests, they fall short of core values of Islamic ethics and CSR.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10551-014-2137-4
Uncontrolled keywords: Corporate social responsibility; Iran; Islamic business ethics; Managerial mindset
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Abdullah Iqbal
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 17:45 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:57 UTC
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