Title: Evaluating impact of corporate social responsibility on organisational identity with the mediating role of ethical climate

Authors: Vahid Fattahi Sarand; Ali Shaemi Barzoki; Hadi Teimouri

Addresses: Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: Today, organisational identity is one of the most challenging issues of the organisations. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the impact of corporate social responsibility on organisational identity with the intermediary role of ethical climate. This research was an applied one and its population involved 395 employees of Tractor Sazi Industrial Services Company. 195 individuals were selected as the sample through a formula of sampling. Three questionnaires were used to collect data. The validity of the questionnaires was confirmed as the verbal and construct validity and their reliability were obtained using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. A structural equation model with partial least squares approach was performed to test the hypotheses. The results of the research show that without the presence of intermediary variable of ethical climate, the effect of corporate social responsibility on organisational identity is positive and meaningful. That is, if the intermediary variable of ethical climate is added to the relationship between corporate social responsibility and organisational identity, the direct role of corporate social responsibility will not be meaningful, which can be indicating of the strong effect of the mediating variable of ethical climate on the relationship between corporate social responsibility and organisational identity.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; organisational identity; ethical climate.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2019.097542

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2019 Vol.17 No.2, pp.171 - 188

Available online: 22 Jan 2019 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article