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Relational Benefit on Satisfaction and Durability in Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

Seoul School of Integrated Technologies and Sciences, Seoul 03767, Korea
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 1104; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041104
Received: 25 February 2018 / Revised: 27 March 2018 / Accepted: 4 April 2018 / Published: 7 April 2018
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Abstract

These days, companies are moving from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities for short-term profit generation to the ones for achieving economic and social long-term goals. This phenomenon results from the idea that CSR is not a mere cost but can be used as a source of opportunity, innovation and competitive advantage. Deemed as a great business strategy, strategic CSR activities are being emphasized by various stakeholders in the global market. The purpose of this study is to present specific implications and to empirically research the relations among relational benefits, commitment, and authenticity. It identifies the main factors of relationship management in expanding the stakeholder pool and forming relationships for strategic CSR activities. To this end, we conducted a questionnaire survey of 113 CSR practitioners in Korea and analyzed how social, psychological, and economic benefits affect the satisfaction and durability of strategic CSR activities through relational commitment and authenticity. Consequently, social, psychological, and economic benefits have an impact on relationships and, by extension, have a positive effect on relational satisfaction and durability. However, economic benefits affect relational authenticity, but social and psychological benefits do not. As a result, relational benefits cannot affect satisfaction through relationships. Therefore, relational benefits and commitment are more important variables for the satisfaction and durability of strategic CSR activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: strategic corporate social responsibility; relational benefit; relational commitment; authenticity strategic corporate social responsibility; relational benefit; relational commitment; authenticity
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Kim, M.; Kim, B.; Oh, S. Relational Benefit on Satisfaction and Durability in Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1104.

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