Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Loyalty: The Roles of Consumer-company Identification Consumer Satisfaction and Brand Preference

論文翻譯標題: 企業社會責任和顧客忠誠度:顧客對公司認同、顧客滿意度和品牌偏好的作用
  • 王 泓皓

學生論文: Master's Thesis

摘要

The concept of CSR has become an increasingly important business strategy of companies worldwide CSR activities inform consumers about a company’s identity differentiate it from its competitors and build up long-term relationships with its customers Consumer loyalty is a typical way to express consumer satisfaction with a company’s performance and it is closely connected with profitability The aim of this study is to examine whether the CSR initiatives of telecommunications companies enhance the level of consumer loyalty for their subscribers Based on social identity theory and expectation disconfirmation theory this study models CSR as an antecedent of consumer loyalty by considering three constructs: consumer-company (C-C) identification consumer satisfaction and brand preference The extent of and the causal relationships among the constructs in the research model are empirically examined with data collected via a face-to-face questionnaire survey from 408 telecommunications subscribers in Taiwan An ANOVA is used to determine whether or not the consumer loyalty level of the respondents varies with their demographic characteristics In addition C-C identification consumer satisfaction and brand preference are used to test the mediating effect between CSR and consumer loyalty Descriptive statistics analysis and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) are conducted to provide a basic summary of the sample data and to examine the discrepancy between the hypotheses and the empirical data to test whether the proposed theoretical model fits empirical data Subsequently structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to test the causal model and understand the relationship among constructs The results of the study are summarized as follows: It was found at a level of statistical significance that CSR positively influences C-C identification and consumer satisfaction; C-C identification positively influences consumer satisfaction and consumer loyalty; consumer satisfaction positively influences brand preference and brand preference positively influences consumer loyalty However no significant relationship was found between CSR and brand preference or between consumer satisfaction and consumer loyalty In particular the comparison of the standardized path coefficients revealed that C-C identification had the strongest impact on consumer loyalty followed by brand preference consumer satisfaction and CSR The association between CSR and consumer loyalty was found to be partially mediated by C-C identification consumer satisfaction and brand preference Further the ANOVA results revealed there to be significant relationships among demographic characteristics (i e monthly fee mobile phone operator and original adoption time of mobile phone operator) and consumer loyalty Finally managerial suggestions are provided for telecommunications companies to help them increase their CSR activities in order to increase consumer loyalty
獎項日期2016 九月 2
原文English
監督員Chun-Hsiung Liao (Supervisor)

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