This study investigated the attitudes toward social, economic, and environmental corporate
responsibilities of 3064 current managers and business students in 8 European countries.
0 Participants in Western European countries had significantly different perspectives on the
importance of these corporate responsibilities (CR) than those in Central and East European
countries. Within each country, environmental CR is perceived as most important in both
CE and Western European countries. Across countries, Western European respondents accord more importance to social CR and less importance to economic CR. CE countries
are not homogenous, e.g., CR attitudes in the Czech Republic are closer to that of Western
Europeans, possibly triggered by the accession to EU.
0 Work experience (managers vs. business students) influences social and environmental orientations
more than the economic orientation for only some countries. Generational differences
were found as well: Business students attribute more importance to environmental CR and
less importance to social CR than managers.
- Corporate responsibility
- Corporate social responsibility
- responsabilità sociale d'impresa