The Effect of Large Company's Corporate Social Responsibility on the Trust and Relationship Commitment of Supplier Company's Workers

대기업의 사회적 책임활동이 협력회사 구성원의 신뢰와 관계몰입에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2020.06.15
  • Accepted : 2020.07.20
  • Published : 2020.07.28


The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of large company's corporate social responsibility(CSR) on trust and relationship commitment of partner companies' members. This study is different from previous studies with respect to inclusion of safety/environment responsibility as one of CSR components and inclusion of supplier company's members as one of major stakeholders in CSR. Corporate social responsibility activities, which are independent variables, are composed of four components: economic, legal, ethical, and safety/environment responsibility. The trust is composed of the dependent variables as the parameter. For the empirical analysis, data were collected from 186 members of supplier companies of 'S' large companies. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 and AMOS 21.0 to verify the hypothetical relationship. The results of this study are as follows. First, social responsibility activities have an effect on trust and relationship commitment, and trust has a positive effect on relationship commitment. In the relationship between social responsibility activities and relationship commitment, trust was found to play a full mediating role. Based on these results, implications were discussed in terms of theory and practice, limitations were pointed out, and some research directions for future research were also proposed.

본 연구의 목적은 대기업의 사회적 책임활동이 협력회사 구성원들의 대기업에 대한 신뢰와 관계몰입에 미치는 영향을 살펴보는데 있다. 본 연구는 최근 사회적 관심이 대두되고 있는 안전·환경 분야를 포함하였으며, 기업의 중요한 이해관계자의 하나인 협력회사 구성원의 인식과 태도에 초점을 맞추고 있다. 독립변수인 사회적 책임활동의 하위변수로 경제적, 법적, 윤리적, 안전·환경의 4가지 하위변수로 구성하였으며, 신뢰를 매개변수로 협력업체 구성원의 관계몰입을 종속변수로 구성하였다. 실증분석을 위해 'S'기업의 협력회사 구성원 186명을 대상으로 자료를 수집하였다. 수집된 데이터에 가설적 관계를 검증하기 위해 SPSS 21.0과 AMOS 21.0을 활용하여 분석되었다. 본 연구의 결과는 다음과 같다. 첫째, 사회적 책임활동은 신뢰와 관계몰입에 영향을 미치며, 신뢰는 관계몰입에 정(+)의 영향을 미치는 것으로 나타났다. 사회적 책임활동과 관계몰입간의 관계에서, 신뢰는 완전매개 역할을 하는 것으로 나타났다. 이러한 연구 결과를 바탕으로 이론과 실무 측면에서 시사점이 논의되었고 한계점이 지적되었으며. 미래 연구를 위한 일부 연구방향들도 제안되었다.


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