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Managerial Humanistic Attention and CSR: Do Firm Characteristics Matter?

School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4029;
Received: 7 October 2018 / Revised: 25 October 2018 / Accepted: 31 October 2018 / Published: 2 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development)
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This study attempted to investigate the influence of managerial humanistic attention on corporate social responsibility. Drawing upon humanistic value, upper echelons theory and behavior decision theory, we developed and tested hypotheses using secondary from manufacturing firms listed at Shanghai Stock Exchange from year 2010 to year 2014. This study showed that managerial humanistic attention can positively affect corporate social responsibility and corporate social responsibility was found to be influenced by firm characteristics. Specifically, the relationship between managerial humanistic attention and corporate social responsibility was stronger: when a firm was older; was bigger; and had more slack resources. View Full-Text
Keywords: managerial humanistic attention; corporate social responsibility (CSR); firm characteristics managerial humanistic attention; corporate social responsibility (CSR); firm characteristics

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