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Title: The Social Commitment of Brazilian Managers: The Concept, a Scale, and an Empirical Study of Corporate Social Responsibility
Authors: Almeida, Filipe 
Sobral, Filipe 
Keywords: Business ethics; Corporate social responsibility; Social commitment of managers
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Serial title, monograph or event: Latin American Business Review
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to analyze the attitudes of Brazilian managers toward Corporate Social Responsibility, defined as their willingness to simultaneously meet the economic, legal, and ethical commitments that bind business companies to society. A Managers' Social Commitment Index (SCI) is proposed and a new scale is presented and confirmed as a reliable research instrument in a field study involving 252 Brazilian business managers. Results revealed that managers prioritize economic commitment, even though as they get older and more experienced they tend to sacrifice this commitment to comply with the law. Women showed greater willingness to integrate ethical interests in management decision making, revealing a higher degree of social commitment.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/42594
ISSN: 1097-8526
1528-6932
DOI: 10.1080/10978526.2010.536497
10.1080/10978526.2010.536497
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CES - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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