Motives of Socially Responsible Business Conduct

J.J. Graafland, M. Kaptein, C. Mazereeuw V/d Duijn Schouten

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Abstract

The social and ecological challenges that governments face have raised their interest in socially responsible business conduct (SRBC). In this article we analyze the motives of executives to perform SRBC. We distinguish three types of motives: financial, ethical and altruistic motives. We test the hypotheses on a sample of 473 executives. The estimation results show that SRBC is driven by a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic motives, but that the intrinsic motives are stronger than the extrinsic motive.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherMacroeconomics
Number of pages23
Volume2010-74
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2010-74

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Keywords

  • intrinsic motivation
  • extrinsic motivation
  • corporate social responsibility
  • socially responsible business conduct

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Graafland, J. J., Kaptein, M., & Mazereeuw V/d Duijn Schouten, C. (2010). Motives of Socially Responsible Business Conduct. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2010-74). Tilburg: Macroeconomics.
Graafland, J.J. ; Kaptein, M. ; Mazereeuw V/d Duijn Schouten, C. / Motives of Socially Responsible Business Conduct. Tilburg : Macroeconomics, 2010. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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Motives of Socially Responsible Business Conduct. / Graafland, J.J.; Kaptein, M.; Mazereeuw V/d Duijn Schouten, C.

Tilburg : Macroeconomics, 2010. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2010-74).

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