A companison of socially responsible and conventional investors

McLachlan, J. and Gardner, J. (2004) A companison of socially responsible and conventional investors. Journal of Business Ethics, 52 1: 11-25. doi:10.1023/B:BUSI.0000033104.28219.92


Author McLachlan, J.
Gardner, J.
Title A companison of socially responsible and conventional investors
Journal name Journal of Business Ethics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-4544
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/B:BUSI.0000033104.28219.92
Volume 52
Issue 1
Start page 11
End page 25
Total pages 15
Editor A. C. Michalos
D. C. Poff
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Collection year 2004
Subject C1
350399 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified
750406 Business ethics
Abstract Socially responsible investment is a rapidly emerging phenomenon within the field of personal investment. However, the factors that lead investors to choose socially responsible investment products are not well understood, especially in an Australian context. This study provides a comparative examination of conventional and socially responsible investors, with the aim of identifying such factors. A total of 55 conventional investors and 54 ethical investors participated in the study by completing mailed questionnaires about their investment and general behaviour and their attitudes and beliefs. Results indicated some important differences between socially responsible and conventional investors in their beliefs of the importance of ethical issues, their investment decision-making style, and their perceptions of moral intensity. These results support the notion that socially responsible investors differ in critical ways to conventional investors, and are discussed in terms of theoretical and practical implications.
Keyword Business
Ethics
Consumer Decision-making
Socially Responsible Investment
Decision-making Styles
Issue-contingent Model
Moral Intensity
Investment
Organizations
Performance
Consumers
Judgments
Behavior
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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