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Sustainability 2014, 6(1), 348-364; doi:10.3390/su6010348
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The Influence of Perceived Corporate Sustainability Practices on Employees and Organizational Performance

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Received: 23 November 2013; in revised form: 6 January 2014 / Accepted: 8 January 2014 / Published: 13 January 2014
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Abstract: Most previous studies on corporate sustainability (corporate social responsibility) practices tend to focus on external stakeholders and outcomes. However, the influence of CSR practices on employees remains largely unexplored. In this study, we examine the influence of CSR practices on employees’ attitudes and behaviors. We investigate the mediation effect of employees’ attitudes and behaviors on the relationship between CSR practices and organizational performance. The empirical results indicate that employees’ perceptions of CSR practices have a positive impact on their organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior. The organizational citizenship behavior partially mediates the relationship between CSR practices and organizational performance, whereas organizational commitment indirectly mediates the relationship only through organizational citizenship behavior. This study also raises some important implications based on the empirical results.
Keywords: organizational commitment; employee perceptions of CSR; organizational citizenship behavior; social identity theory; China organizational commitment; employee perceptions of CSR; organizational citizenship behavior; social identity theory; China
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Choi, Y.; Yu, Y. The Influence of Perceived Corporate Sustainability Practices on Employees and Organizational Performance. Sustainability 2014, 6, 348-364.

AMA Style

Choi Y, Yu Y. The Influence of Perceived Corporate Sustainability Practices on Employees and Organizational Performance. Sustainability. 2014; 6(1):348-364.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Choi, Yongrok; Yu, Yanni. 2014. "The Influence of Perceived Corporate Sustainability Practices on Employees and Organizational Performance." Sustainability 6, no. 1: 348-364.


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