Corporate social responsibility disclosure and employee commitment: evidence from Libya

Bayoud, Nagib Salem and Kavanagh, Marie and Slaughter, Geoff (2012) Corporate social responsibility disclosure and employee commitment: evidence from Libya. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 4 (5). pp. 37-50. ISSN 1916-971X

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Abstract

Most research on corporate social responsibility disclosure (CSRD) describes its relationships with external factors such as financial performance and corporate reputation. There are relatively few studies that have focused employee’s behaviours towards CSRD. This paper examines the relationship between CSRD on employee commitment. An exploratory approach is used in this paper by this study. This study utilizes interview method to collect data from 31 financial managers and information managers of 22 organisations; Miles and Huberman (1994) approach is used to analyse the qualitative data. The researchers have chosen the Libyan context as one of the world's developing countries that has undergone many changes over a short period of time in terms of economic, environmental and social changes. The majority view of managers interviewed is that as CSRD related to employee activities and consumer activities increases employee commitment towards its company increase. However, there is no relationship between CSRD related to environmental and employee disclosures and employee commitment in Libyan companies. The study discusses and explains important implications regarding uses of CSRD for enhancing employee's commitment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Additional Information: Copyrights for articles published in CCSE journals are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF) is a peer-reviewed journal, published by Canadian Center of Science and Education. The scopes of the journal include, but not limited to, the following topic areas: economics, accounting and finance.The journal is published in both printed and online versions. The online version is free access and download.
Depositing User: Dr Geoff Slaughter
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 12:25
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 06:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: corporate social responsibility; CSR; disclosure; CSRD; environmental disclosure; ENVD; consumer disclosure; COND; community involvement disclosure; COMD; employee disclosure (EMPD); employee commitment; stakeholder theory
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.5539/ijef.v4n5p37
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20975

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