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Mediating role of competitive advantage between corporate social responsibility and firm’s sales growth

Saeidi, S. P. and Othman, M. S. H. and Saeidi, P. and Saeidi, S. P. (2017) Mediating role of competitive advantage between corporate social responsibility and firm’s sales growth. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (9). pp. 8420-8424. ISSN 1936-6612

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Abstract

Our key research objectives in this study are: 1: to examine whether firms’ sales growth is positively and significantly affected by CSR implementation? and 2: to examine whether the relationship between corporate social responsibility and firm’s sales growth is mediated by competitive advantage. A total of 107 (out of 843) SMEs in manufacturing and consumer product industry from Iran were engaged in this study. Structural equation methodology based on AMOS path modeling was applied to test both hypotheses of the study. The first part of the results reveals that firms’ sales growth is positively and significantly affected by CSR implementation. The second part discloses that the positive effect of CSR on sales growth is positively mediated by competitive advantage. Taken together, these findings suggest a role for CSR in indirectly promoting firms’ sales growth through enhancing competitive advantage.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Competitive advantage, Corporate social responsibility, Sale growth, Small medium enterprises (SMEs)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management
ID Code:75165
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:27 Mar 2018 13:57
Last Modified:27 Mar 2018 13:57

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