Corporate ethics, governance and social responsibility in MENA countries

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dc.contributor.author ElGammal, Walid
dc.contributor.author El-Kassar, Abdul-Nasser
dc.contributor.author Messarra, Leila Canaan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-14T12:25:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-14T12:25:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-03-14
dc.identifier.issn 1758-6070 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7200 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose Studies show that corporate governance (CG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are driven by ethical practices. The relationships between corporate ethics, CG and CSR have been heavily studied indicating significant associations. The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating role of CG on the relationship between ethics and CSR. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected through questionnaires from small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. The results were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Findings The results indicate that ethical practices have positive impact on CG, and in turn CG has a positive impact on CSR. The results also reveal a mediating effect of CG on the relationship between ethics and CSR. Research limitations/implications The sample selected is based on two countries in the MENA region, Egypt and Lebanon. Only SMEs are considered. Practical implications The innovative capabilities of SMEs in developing and emerging economies could be enhanced through corporate ethical practices which guide management for more CSR engagement through good CG. Originality/value The study contributes to corporate ethics, CG and CSR literature by providing evidence from a significant region, with both developing and emerging economies, on the mediating role of CG on the relationship between ethics and CSR. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Corporate ethics, governance and social responsibility in MENA countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201004079 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199529190 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198629030 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Management Studies (MNGT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Management Decision en_US
dc.journal.volume 56 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 273-291 en_US
dc.keywords Corporate governance en_US
dc.keywords Ethics en_US
dc.keywords Corporate social responsibility en_US
dc.keywords MENA region en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-03-2017-0287 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation ElGammal, W., El-Kassar, A. N., & Canaan Messarra, L. (2018). Corporate ethics, governance and social responsibility in MENA countries. Management Decision, 56(1), 273-291. en_US
dc.author.email walid.elgammal@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email abdulnasser.kassar@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email lmasara@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/MD-03-2017-0287 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8423-8723
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2178-5057 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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