Title: Exploring the consequences of ethical leadership on CSR: a study on the Indian manufacturing industry

Authors: Santosh Basavaraj; Aruna Bala

Addresses: School of Business and Management, Christ University, Bangalore, India ' ICFAI Business School (IBS), IBS Bangalore, No. 231, Baba Sabarapalya, Near Check Post, Next HP Petrol Bunk, Mysore Road, Kengeri, Bangalore 560060, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Human beings react to their perception, often thinking it is reality. The present study examines perceptions of employees on ethical leadership and its consequences on CSR effectiveness. This study showcases a few ethical behaviours of the leaders that positively persuade their employees to see organisational CSR effectiveness. The study is conducted in the Indian manufacturing sector by capturing the data from 285 employees of the 61 companies that responded. The study comes with significant practical and research implications. The analysis used statistical methods such as exploratory factor analysis and structural equation model (SEM) to test the hypothesis. The study showed that it is essential to hold a positive employer branding via CSR. Practically, this study informs you of the need of the leader to maintain a positive perception among the employees. Research-wise, the study extends the literature on CSR by linking it with employees' ethical leadership perception.

Keywords: ethical leadership perception; empowerment; envision; ethical approach; management approach; perceived CSR effectiveness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2022.126533

International Journal of Management Practice, 2022 Vol.15 No.6, pp.293 - 730

Accepted: 06 Jun 2021
Published online: 28 Oct 2022 *

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