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Employee Commitment Matters for CSR Practice, Reputation and Corporate Brand Performance—European Model

Abstract

So far, there have been no studies that explore how employee brand commitment moderates CSR practice outcomes. Employee brand commitment is often claimed as a focal input and output of the CSR. So, it means that it shapes CSR conditions. Then, it is a moderator. This study aims to verify it. Besides, commitment exists in many forms and can be achieved in many ways. Hence the question, if employees are committed to the brand, then how does it affect the outcomes of social responsibility practices such as corporate reputation or brand performance? This study analyzed a sample of 282 cases from the construction industry in Europe, using SPSS Amos and the PROCESS macro, to reveal the strong alignment of an excellent level of all three: CSR practice, corporate brand reputation, employee brand commitment. Still, it also shows that the high level of CSR practice may leverage corporate brand reputation even though employees are not brand committed. It exposes how meaningful the excellent level of CSR practice is. Moreover, the study also reveals that the lack of employee brand commitment may jeopardize reputation. So, the simplest way to achieve sustainability of brand performance is to keep employee brand commitment and CSR practice at the highest possible level to secure corporate brand reputation, which is a strong mediator between CSR practice and brand performance. The people are the company. So, in light of the study findings, it is clear that the future of corporate brands is in employees’ hands. Thus, companies should focus on improving employee commitment to achieve better corporate socialresponsibility practice outcomes. Moreover, the findings in this study present evidence supporting the importance of internal branding. This is the first study that has explored how employee brand commitment moderates CSR outcomes in a national context.

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Category:
Articles
Type:
artykuły w czasopismach
Published in:
Sustainability no. 12, pages 1 - 16,
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Language:
English
Publication year:
2020
Bibliographic description:
Kucharska W.: Employee Commitment Matters for CSR Practice, Reputation and Corporate Brand Performance—European Model// Sustainability -Vol. 12,iss. 3 (2020), s.1-16
DOI:
Digital Object Identifier (open in new tab) 10.3390/su12030940
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Gdańsk University of Technology

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