Modeling corporate citizenship and its relationship with organizational citizenship behaviors

Chieh-Peng Lin*, Nyan Myau Lyau, Yuan Hui Tsai, Wen Yung Chen, Chou Kang Chiu

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Citizenship, such as corporate citizenship and organizational citizenship, has been an important issue in business management for decades. This study proposes a research model from the perspectives of social identity and resource allocation, by examining the influence of corporate citizenship on organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). In the model, OCBs are positively influenced by perceived legal citizenship and perceived ethical citizenship, while negatively influenced by perceived discretionary citizenship. Empirical testing using a survey of personnel from 18 large firms confirms most of our hypothesized effects. Theoretical and managerial implications of our findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-372
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 18 Jan 2010


  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Discretionary citizenship
  • Ethical citizenship
  • Organizational citizenship behavior


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