Does Collectivism Affect Environmental Ethics? A Multi-level Study of Top Management Teams from Chemical Firms in China

Xinran Wang*, Michael YOUNG

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study tests the effects of top management team (TMT) member collectivistic values and TMT dissatisfaction with the financial situation on the environmental ethics of TMT members. We also examine the moderating effect of collectivistic values on the relationship between financial dissatisfaction and environmental ethics. Analyses of multi-level and source data show that financial dissatisfaction of the TMT negatively affects TMT members' environmental ethics. However, TMT members' individual collectivism can increase TMT members' environmental ethics. Analyses also show that TMT members' collectivism moderates the relationship between financial dissatisfaction and environmental ethics across individual and team levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-394
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume122
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law

User-Defined Keywords

  • Collectivism
  • Environmental ethics
  • Financial dissatisfaction
  • Top management team

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