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Social Responsibility Journal

ISSN: 1747-1117

Online from: 2005

Subject Area: Business Ethics and Law

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Corporate social responsibility, ethics, and corporate governance


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Title:Corporate social responsibility, ethics, and corporate governance
Author(s):Luu Trong Tuan, (Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Klong Luang, Thailand)
Citation:Luu Trong Tuan, (2012) "Corporate social responsibility, ethics, and corporate governance", Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 8 Iss: 4, pp.547 - 560
Keywords:Corporate governance, Corporate social responsibility, Disclosure, Ethics of care, Ethics of justice, Vietnam
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/17471111211272110 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Acknowledgements:Received 9 July 2011. Accepted 9 July 2011.
Abstract:

Purpose – This inquiry into companies listed on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) in Vietnam seeks to discern whether such constructs as corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethics act as antecedents for corporate governance.

Design/methodology/approach – Three hundred and seventeen responses returned from self-administered structured questionnaires relayed to 1,173 middle level managers were analyzed via ANOVAs and structural equation modeling (SEM).

Findings – From the results an interplay emerged between the ethics of justice and legal CSR/economic CSR. The ethics of care, on the other hand, tend to cultivate ethical CSR, which in turn positively influences corporate governance.

Originality/value – From the results of the research, insight into the linkage pattern of corporate governance and its antecedents highlights the magnitude of the ethics training program as well as CSR initiatives in reinforcing corporate governance in listed companies in Vietnam.



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