The purpose of this research is to determine if the organizations in the manufacturing industry led by CEO’s ethical leadership exhibit differences in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and in turn influence the Affective Organizational Commitment (AOC) of employees. The study investigated the mediating role of CSR between CEO ethical leadership and AOC. A structured questionnaire was floated among 1200 employees working in marketing departments of 79 manufacturing industries operating in Pakistan. Analysis was conducted on 874 responses received. Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted in AMOS, regressions analysis was done through SPSS and Process Macro by Hayes (2012) was used for mediation analysis. Results revealed positive effect of ethical leadership on CSR and AOC. Furthermore, CSR partially mediated the relationship between CEO ethical leadership with AOC.
Keywords: Ethical Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, Affective Organizational Commitment