TITLE

A Cross-National Analysis of Corporate Citizenship: Saudi Arabia vs. the United States

AUTHOR(S)
Robertson, Christopher J.; Al-Khatib, Jamal; Rasheed, Mazen Faris
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Managerial Issues;Fall2013, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p284
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although corporate citizenship has been a burgeoning theme in the corporate social responsibility literature, comparative studies of citizenship across cultures have been limited. The development of a deeper understanding of how diverse nations perceive citizenship principles from their own paradigms is important in the complex world of international business. This study develops and tests a survey instrument in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States to assess perceptions of corporate citizenship principles. Results from a sample of 224 working adults (Saudi Arabia 108, USA 116) include the finding that, regardless of culture, citizenship principles are positively related to ethical business behavior. Significant differences across the two groups are identified such as the higher U.S. perception of citizenship principles related to Ethics, Stakeholders, and the Community at large. Both countries are found to have comparable beliefs related to consumer rights. Managerial implications and future research directions are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
94336490

 

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