Attitudes toward ...
Mario Molteni et al.

Attitudes toward Corporate Responsibilities in Western Europe and in Central And East Europe

This study investigated the attitudes toward social, economic, and environmental corporate
responsibilities of 3064 current managers and business students in 8 European countries.

Participants in Western European countries had significantly different perspectives on the
importance of these corporate responsibilities (CR) than those in Central and East European
countries. Within each country, environmental CR is perceived as most important in both
CEE and Western European countries. Across countries, Western European respondents
accord more importance to social CR and less importance to economic CR. CEE countries are
not homogenous, e.g., CR attitudes in the Czech Republic are closer to that of Western
Europeans, possibly triggered by the accession to EU.