Ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility: the mediating role of ethical climate and work ethics.

  • Esguerra Perez, Gustavo Adolfo (PI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The objectives of this research are aimed at identifying the effect that ethical leadership exerts on corporate social responsibility and at examining whether the ethical climate and work ethic of employees play a mediating role in the relationship between these variables.

The study is explanatory-predictive in nature and has a non-experimental cross-sectional design, with a non-probabilistic sample of workers from companies in different production sectors.

Participants will respond to standardized instruments adapted to the population, which will allow them to evaluate their perceptions of each of the variables studied.

The data analysis will be carried out with descriptive, correlational and multivariate statistical techniques, including structural equation models in order to verify causal sequences between the observed variables and establish the probable mediation effect of the ethical climate and work ethic variables in the relationship between ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility.

The main expected result is the validation of the proposed conceptual model.

The findings of the study are expected to contribute to the understanding of the relationships and individual, relational and contextual ethical determinants involved in the development of corporate social responsibility.


Ethical leadership, corporate social responsibility, ethical climate, work ethics, direction, management, administration.

Commitments / Obligations

1 article in indexed magazine.

1 book chapter.

1 presentation at an international event.

2 research assistantships as an undergraduate work option.

2 literature reviews by undergraduate students – degree deliverable document.
Effective start/end date9/1/229/1/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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