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Corporate Volunteering And Its Influence On Employee Civil Engagement In Russia

Irina Krasnopolskaya ()

HSE Working papers from National Research University Higher School of Economics

Abstract: This paper is devoted to identifying and analyzing the role of corporate volunteering in functioning as the infrastructure of volunteer activity in Russia and the influence of employee civil engagement. Four main functions of third-sector infrastructure are used in this article: motivation and mobilization, organization and support of civil activity, education and socialization, representation and interests protection, as well as net construction and communications. The theoretical background of the research methods lie in the institutional treatment of corporate social responsibility. The role of corporate volunteering in employee civic engagement based on a comparison of the employees who participate in volunteering events and those who do not is examined in detail. Based on the results of binary logistic regression analysis, we conclude that employee participation in corporate volunteering positively influences their civil engagement outside the corporation and satisfaction with various aspects of one’s life. Corporate volunteers (n = 399) are statistically more likely to report civil engagement and personal happiness and satisfaction than employees who do not take part in corporate volunteering events (n=402). Corporate volunteering is positively related with current and future civil engagement, including monetary donations.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; corporate volunteering; volunteering infrastructure; civic participation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2014
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cis, nep-hap, nep-hrm, nep-soc and nep-tra
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Published in WP BRP Series: Sociology / SOC, April 2014, pages 1-24

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