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The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Customer Loyalty through Trust and Company-Consumer Identification (기업의 사회적 책임이 신뢰와 기업-소비자 동일시를 통해 고객충성도에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Bo-Gyeong;Om, Kiyong
    • Korean Management Science Review
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    • v.31 no.4
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    • pp.117-134
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    • 2014
  • Today the concept of corporate social responsibility has become an essential element for coexistence of corporations and the society. In this study the impact of four responsibilities of business organizations proposed by Archie Carroll (economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary) on customer loyalty through the mediating effect of trust and company-consumer identification is analyzed. A questionnaire survey was conducted for four well-known Korean companies (Dong Suh Food, LG Household and Health Care, Samsung Electronics, and Hyundai Motor). After factor analysis, legal and ethical responsibilities were grouped as the same factor, thus three social responsibilities were finally used for hypotheses testing. Major findings were as follows: First, economic responsibilities had positive impact on honesty trust, professionalism trust, favorableness trust, and company-consumer identification, Second, legal/ethical responsibilities were found to have significant effects on honesty trust, favorableness trust, and company-consumer identification. Third, in the case of discretionary responsibilities, professionalism trust, favorableness trust, and company-consumer identification were revealed to have a significant positive relationship. Fourth, only two trust variables (honesty and professionalism) and company-consumer identification had positive influence on the loyalty of customers. These findings are expected to help decision makers to set up corporate objectives and choose action items for corporate social responsibility. At the last part, implications of the study and future research directions were discussed.

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on Organization Trust, Loyalty and Purchase Intention (기업의 사회적 책임활동이 조직신뢰와 충성도 및 구매의도에 미치는 영향)

  • Ji, Yeon-Jung;Lee, Seung-Hee;Kim, Young-Hyung
    • Journal of Industrial Convergence
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.59-67
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    • 2019
  • This study examined the effects of corporate social responsibilities on company-consumer identification, Loyalty, purchase intention and trust. Questionnaires were distributed to 300 members of corporations. Of the returned questionnaires, 233 questionnaires were used for empirical study. Analysis of linear structural equation was used to test the model and the hypotheses. The overall adequacy was found to be allowable. Several important findings emerged from this research. First, corporate social responsibilities was related with company-consumer identification. Second, company-consumer identification had positive influences on purchase intention and trust. Third, trust was related with purchase intention. This study provides guidelines to help managers better understanding how to increase company-consumer identification, purchase intention and consumer's trust and make better decisions about procedures, outcomes and interactions for their consumers.

The Impact of CSV on Brand Image and Consumers' Behavioral Intentions: Focussing on CSV Intentionality and Company -Consumer Identification (기업의 CSV활동이 브랜드 이미지와 소비자행동의도에 미치는 영향 : CSV의도성과 기업 -소비자 동일시를 중심으로)

  • Hwang, Yoon-Hwan;Seo, Young-Wook
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.17 no.9
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    • pp.105-114
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    • 2019
  • This study examined the causal relationship between CSV and brand image and consumers' behavioral intentions by structural equation model using psychological variables such as CSV intentionality and company-consumer identification. 198 questionnaires were used to test 8 hypotheses using Smart PLS 2.0. Results are as follows: First, two hypotheses were rejected that CSV had a negative effect on CSV intentionality and CSV intentionality had a negative effect on brand image. Second, CSV has a positive effect on company-consumer identification and company-consumer identification has a positive effect on brand image, purchase intention, and willingness to pay. This study suggests the necessity of enhancing customer participation and communication for the company to establish CSV strategies.

The effect of consumers' awareness of e-commerce firms' Corporate Social Responsibilities(CSR) activities on consumers' purchase intentions

  • Dong, Cui;Yoon, Sung-joon
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.27 no.5
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    • pp.225-232
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    • 2022
  • This study aims to empirically examine whether consumers' perceptions of Chinese e-commerce firms's CSR activities, along with psychological construct of company-consumer identification, and corporate trust affect their purchase intention based on theory of reasoned action. The study used a survey method for data collection to confirm research hypotheses with a total of 240 respondents used for final analysis. The results showed that economic responsibility, ethical responsibility, and legal responsibility have a positive effect on consumers' purchase intention. In addition, corporate trust and company-consumer identification were found to mediate the relationship between consumers' CSR perceptions and purchase intention. The result of this study is expected to provide useful theoretical as well as practical implications to advance the current understanding on the effects of consumers' CSR perception on business performance.

A Study on Level of Company-Consumer Identification on Company Rumor Impact and Effectiveness of Refutation countered the effect of the difference (기업-소비자 동일시 수준에 따른 기업루머에 대한 반박효과의 차이)

  • Choi, Tae-Ho;Hwang, Ji-MIn;Oh, Dae-Yang
    • Management & Information Systems Review
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    • v.31 no.4
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    • pp.261-286
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    • 2012
  • Rumors are widely prevalent in marketplace and It can be problematic and dangerous for the company's reputation and damages their image. Recently, many companies are given trouble by rumors. As getting invigorates the social media, there is high possibility to shape the vicious rumors without any confirmation whether information is true or not. It affects the companies' reputation and trust they have built for long time, also sales drop off. Despite numerous denials, the rumor persisted, keeping occur again and again all the times. Refutation purposes to decrease levels of belief in a rumor. First, establish Study 1 that a variation in identification influences the impact of a rumor on individuals' beliefs. Furthermore, we analyze the effectiveness of a refutation under varying degree of one's level of identification with the rumor object. According to research result, the response pattern of identification and disidentificaion consumers are very different. Disidentifiers, who engaged in systematic processing, believed the rumor less only when the refutation contained strong arguments. Identifiers, processing heuristically, remained unbelieving in the rumor. Study found that identification is an important moderator of consumer response to negative rumors. These defensive processes alleviate the bad influence of that information, and also can reduce the likelihood of attitude degradation.

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The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities and Corporate Advertising of Korean Companies in China on the Chinese Consumers' Korean Products Evaluation (재중 한국기업의 사회적 책임활동과 기업광고가 중국 소비자들의 한국제품 평가에 미치는 영향)

  • Yoon, Seong-hwan
    • International Commerce and Information Review
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.147-174
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    • 2017
  • Korean companies currently operating in China have made active efforts to undertake corporate social responsibility activities and corporate advertising to improve their image, as well as marketing activities directly related to their products. In this context, this study aims to analyze how corporate social responsibility activities and corporate advertising influence a company's image from the perspective of Chinese consumers. This study also analyzes corporate image, consumer-company identification, and the structural relationship between the consumers' behavioral responses and their evaluation of Korean products. Based on theoretical discussions and previous studies, the study tests five research hypotheses for the development of a theoretical research model. In order to empirically test the research model, data were collected by enlisting and observing MBA students from major universities in China. The results obtained by actual analysis are as follows. First, corporate social responsibility activities and corporate advertising were found to be positively influential on corporate image. Second, corporate image is positively influential on consumer-company identification. The consumer-company identification of Chinese consumers' evaluation of Korean products, and positive evaluation of Korean products in turn induce positive influences on Chinese consumers' behavioral responses. These results suggest that the Korean companies already established in China not only need to enhance a positive corporate image but also have to make efforts to undertake corporate social responsibility activities and corporate advertising activities in order to improve their continuous and long-term relationship with Chinese consumers.

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