Corporate social responsibility in the luxury sector: The role of moral foundations

Hang, Haiming, Rodrigo, Padmali and Ghaffari, Mahsa (2021) Corporate social responsibility in the luxury sector: The role of moral foundations. Psychology & Marketing, 38 (12). pp. 2227-2239. ISSN 0742-6046

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The academic literature on whether consumers respond positively towards corporate social responsibility (hereafter CSR) initiatives in the luxury sector is limited and contradictory. Our research contributes to this on-going debate by exploring the role of CSR moral foundations. By differentiating individualizing moral foundations (e.g. justice) from binding moral foundations (e.g. loyalty), our three experiments jointly suggest consumers respond more positive towards CSR guided by binding (vs. individualizing) foundations. Our results further suggest perceptions of intrinsic CSR motives mediate the impact of CSR moral foundations on consumer attitude. However, this mediation is moderated by the nature of tourism destination, more evident in a nature-based (vs. urban) destination. Taken together, our research suggests the luxury sector needs to focus on binding foundations rather than individualizing foundations to create a win-win situation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This project is funded by University of Portsmouth (UK) awarded to Padmali Rodrigo.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Luxury, Experience, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Experimental Studies, Moral Foundations
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 13:43
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2022 03:31

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