Author

Yumna Emam

Abstract

A growing number of studies has investigated the multiple dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); however, very few have studied its effect on organizational commitment, especially in a country as Egypt. This research examines the relationship between employees’ perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and organizational commitment within a model that draws on Social Identity Theory (SIT). The analysis is based on a sample of 326 employees from different companies in Egypt. The results emphasize that there is a positive correlation between employee’s perceptions of CSR importance and organizational commitment via a mediating factor, which is satisfaction with CSR activities and programs. It builds upon the SIT which explains the desire of employees to be identified with an entity they are proud of and perceive as a good corporate citizen. This research should act as a guideline for corporations to determine the significance of adding CSR in their mission and vision statements and work to live by these standards in order to maintain the organizational commitment of their respective employees.

Department

Journalism & Mass Communication Department

Degree Name

MA in Journalism & Mass Communication

Date of Award

6-1-2014

Online Submission Date

May 2014

First Advisor

Keenan, Kevin

Committee Member 1

Abou Ouf, Mervat

Committee Member 2

Hamdy, Naila

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

159 p.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Social responsibility of business -- Egypt.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Organizational commitment -- Egypt.

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