- Copyright Page
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- New Developments in the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility
- The Psychology of CSR
- Good Intentions are Not Enough: Applying Best Practices from Humanitarian Aid to Evaluate Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Meaningful Work
- Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring the Potential Connections between Top Management Team/Board Diversity, CSR, and Workforce Diversity
- Responsible Business and Individual Differences: Employee Externally-Directed Citizenship and Green Behaviors
- Corporate Volunteering: Who Really Wins?
- Corporate Social Irresponsibility in Spite of Efforts to Act Responsibly: The Nature, Measurement, and Contextual Antecedents of CSR and CSiR by Organizations
- When CSR Backfires: Understanding Stakeholders’ Negative Responses to Corporate Social Responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility: Theoretical Perspective
- CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations
- Environmental Management and Strategy
- On the Links between Corporate Environmental and Financial Performance: Camera or Mirror?
- New Roles for Business: Responsible Innovators for a Sustainable Future
- Social Entrepreneurship: Prospects for the Study of Market-Based Activity and Social Change
- Corporate Responsibility and the Base of the Pyramid Proposition
- Bringing Together the Big and the Small: Multinational Corporation Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship in Africa
- Entrepreneurship <i>by</i> and <i>for</i> Disadvantaged Populations: Global Evidence
- Stakeholder Management: A Managerial Perspective
- The Consequences of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting
- Profit-with-Purpose Corporations: An Innovation in Corporate Law to Meet Contemporary CSR Challenges
- Redefining the Strategy Field in the Age of Sustainability
- A Researcher’s Guide to Business and Society Archival Datasets
- Mightier than the Sword: How Activists Use Rhetoric to Facilitate Perception Change in Industries
- Institutions and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Movements and Corporate Social Responsibility: From Contention to Engagement
- Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter distinguishes four facets of CSR and explains how they influence employees’ experience of meaningful work. Specifically, it is described how stakeholders’ CSR expectations help employees understand which aspects of their work are of value to others; how CSR assessments provide feedback to employees about whether they are meeting stakeholders’ expectations; how CSR attributions affect employees’ experience of kinship at work; and how organizations’ CSR responses provide opportunities for employees to experience personal agency in addressing socio-environmental concerns. Boundary conditions on these effects are discussed, including (1) employees’ agreement with stakeholder expectations, (2) their sense of control over socio-environmental outcomes; and the degree to which employees (3) identify with groups to which stakeholders attribute social (ir)responsibility and (4) perceive personal growth opportunities through CSR involvement. These insights contribute to understanding CSR as a context that influences employees’ experience of work.
Akwasi Opoku-Dakwa, Assistant Professor of Management, Palumbo Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University
Deborah E. Rupp, Professor of Psychology, George Mason University
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