Modeling the relationship among perceived corporate citizenship, firms' attractiveness, and career success expectation

Chieh-Peng Lin, Yuan Hui Tsai, Sheng Wuu Joe, Chou Kang Chiu*

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Abstract

Drawing on propositions from the signaling theory and expectancy theory, this study hypothesizes that the perceived corporate citizenship of job seekers positively affects a firm's attractiveness and career success expectation. This study's proposed research hypotheses are empirically tested using a survey of graduating MBA students seeking a job. The empirical findings show that a firm's corporate citizenship provides a competitive advantage in attracting job seekers and fostering optimistic career success expectation. Such findings substantially complement the growing literature arguing that corporate citizenship brings firms competitive advantages without solid evidence from the perspective of recruitment and human resources. Finally, managerial implications and limitations of this study are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Career expectation
  • Corporate citizenship
  • Discretionary citizenship
  • Ethical citizenship
  • Organizational attractiveness

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