Elucidating the Bonds between Organizational Ethical Climate and Corporate Environmental Citizenship

Tay Lee Chin, Tan Fee Yean, Khulida Kirana Yahya

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between organizational ethical climate and corporate environmental citizenship. Drawing upon Resource-Based View (RBV) theory, this study develops a research framework to explain the relationship between organizational ethical climate and corporate environmental citizenship. A quantitative approach was employed to test the relationship between organizational ethical climate and corporate environmental citizenship. Grade 7 construction companies were selected as the target respondents. Systematic sampling technique was used to ensure that every member of the sampled population has equal chances of being selected as a respondent. However, self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data. The findings showed that organizational ethical climate is significantly related to corporate environmental citizenship. It also showed that if the construction companies wish to optimize corporate environmental citizenship, they need to prioritize organizational ethical climate. In addition, discussion, implications, directions for future research, and conclusion of the study were also highlighted.

Keywords: Organizational ethical climate; corporate environmental citizenship

ABSTRAK

Tujuan kertas ini adalah untuk mengkaji hubungan antara iklim etika organisasi dan kewarganegaraan alam sekitar korporat. Berdasarkan Resource Based View (RBV) teori, kajian ini membangunkan rangka penyelidikan untuk menjelaskan hubungan antara iklim etika organisasi dan kewarganegaraan alam sekitar korporat. Pendekatan kuantitatif digunakan untuk menguji hubungan antara iklim etika organisasi dan kewarganegaraan alam sekitar korporat. Syarikat pembinaan Gred 7 dipilih sebagai responden. Teknik pensampelan sistematik digunakan untuk memastikan setiap responden mempunyai peluang yang sama untuk dipilih sebagai responden. Kemudian, soal selidik yang dijalankan sendiri digunakan untuk mengumpulkan data. Penemuan menunjukkan iklim etika organisasi berkaitan dengan kewarganegaraan alam sekitar korporat. Ini menunjukkan bahawa jika syarikat pembinaan ingin mengoptimumkan kewarganegaraan alam sekitar korporat, mereka perlu mengutamakan iklim etika organisasi. Di samping itu, perbincangan, implikasi, arahan untuk penyelidikan masa depan, dan kesimpulan kajian juga turut diserlahkan.

Kata kunci: Iklim etika organisasi; kewarganegaraan alam sekitar korporat.


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