Entrepreneurs’ personal values and CSR orientations: evidence from SMEs in Zambia

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between entrepreneurs’ personal values and corporate social responsibility orientations among small- and medium-sized enterprises in a developing country, Zambia

Progress Choongo; Leo Jasper Paas; Enno Masurel; Elco van Burg; John Lungu

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • The findings inform policy-makers, scholars, educators, and regulators on the importance of aligning personal values with environmental and social concerns, thereby influencing entrepreneurs’ corporate social responsibility orientations for the well-being of society and the natural environment
  • The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between entrepreneurs’ personal values and corporate social responsibility orientations among small- and medium-sized enterprises in a developing country, Zambia
  • This paper shows the influence of personal values on CSR orientations among entrepreneurs in a hardly researched Sub-Saharan Africa country
  • There has been a steady rise in the studies between personal values and CSR, there is a clear dearth of research in the context of established entrepreneurs
  • Environmentally oriented CSR is positively influenced by conservation values and openness to change values
  • This study provides a basis for further research on how entrepreneurs can re-align their values structure towards social and environmental care

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