This paper seeks to develop a reliable and valid scale to measure employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in relation to accountancy firms operating in China. Exploratory research, including interviews with partners and managers in accountancy firms and consultation with academic and professional experts, was conducted to develop and refine scale items. Psychometric assessment was undertaken using data collected from 175 professional accountants in China. The resulting scale contains 21 items describing three dimensions: (1) ethical-legal responsibility; (2) philanthropic responsibility; and (3) humanistic responsibility. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed along with avenues for future research.
Received: 04 May 2017
Published: 15 November 2017