Corporate social responsibility as a determinant of consumer loyalty : An examination of ethical standard, satisfaction, and trust

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-13
Journal / PublicationJournal of Business Research
Volume76
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Abstract

Factors promoting loyalty are of great interest to both academics and practitioners because consumer loyalty is a notable predictor of business success. This study identifies the congruency between consumer values and the goals of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and corporate ethical standards as the two main determinants of CSR quality and commitment. It further investigates how consumer perceptions of CSR shaped by these two factors increase loyalty. The results of structural equation modeling analysis (N = 931) reveal that higher ethical standards leads consumers to perceive that the company is committed to its CSR activities. The company's CSR commitment induces greater satisfaction with and trust in the company and its services, which then ultimately encourages consumers to remain loyal.

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  • Consumer loyalty, Corporate social responsibility, Satisfaction, Trust