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The important role of corporate social responsibility capabilities in improving sustainable competitive advantage

Title
The important role of corporate social responsibility capabilities in improving sustainable competitive advantage
Authors
Lee E.-M.Lee H.J.Pae J.-H.Park S.-Y.
Ewha Authors
박성연배재현
SCOPUS Author ID
박성연scopus; 배재현scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
Social Responsibility Journal
ISSN
1747-1117JCR Link
Citation
vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 642 - 653
Keywords
CA associationCSR associationCSR capabilityCustomer orientationPR capabilityPrice premium
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Indexed
SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
Purpose - This study examines the effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) capabilities on corporate association and, consequently, customer orientation and price premium, which are key to competitive advantage. Design/methodology/approach - This study adapts survey instrument targeting employees of a Korean firm. A total of 168 usable questionnaires were collected from seven Korean firms that were conducting CSR and public relations (PR) activities. Findings - CSR and PR capability induce positive CSR and corporate ability (CA) associations, which improve customer orientation and increase price premium. The results of our empirical study indicate that a company should consider both CSR and PR capabilities to enhance its employees' positive attitude to its CSR activities and CA association. Research limitations/implications - This study has undertaken a holistic examination of important role of CSR and PR capability and their outcomes, namely customer orientation and price premium. Originality/value - Understanding of CSR capabilities in terms of competitive advantage is imperative to the establishment of strategic CSR initiatives. This study attempts to answer whether corporate capabilities for social responsiveness improve a company's competitive advantage. © 2016 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
DOI
10.1108/SRJ-11-2015-0163
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