CEO International Assignment Experience and Corporate Social Performance

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Heather Dixon-Fowler Ph.D, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Research suggests that international assignment experience enhances awareness ofsocietal stakeholders, influences personal values, and provides rare and valuableresources. Based on these arguments, we hypothesize that CEO international assignmentexperience will lead to increased corporate social performance (CSP) and will bemoderated by the CEO's functional background. Using a sample of 393 CEOs of S&P 500companies and three independent data sources, we find that CEO internationalassignment experience is positively related to CSP and is significantly moderated by theCEO's functional background. Specifically, CEOs with international assignmentexperience and an output functional background (e.g., marketing and sales) arepositively associated with greater CSP.

Additional Information

Daniel J. Slater and Heather R. Dixon-Fowler (2009) "CEO International Assignment Experience and Corporate Social Performance" Journal of Business Ethics Vol. 89, No. 3 pp.473-489 Version of record available @ (DOI 10.1007/sl0551-008-0011-y)
Language: English
Date: 2009
societal-stakeholders, 500-companies, CEO, CSP

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