Empirical Study on the Impact of Service, Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility on the Image of Romanian Retail Brands
Dabija Dan-Cristian, Băbuţ Raluca, Empirical Study on the Impact of Service, Communication and Corporate Social Responsability on the Image of Romanian Retail Brands, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol 109, 2014, pp. 906-912, ISSN 1877-0428, DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.12.563
7 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2015
Date Written: February 18, 2014
The image perceived by the clients of supermarkets and hypermarkets is not only the result of the companies’ informative actions conducted by means of advertising, public relations, online presence or brochures with insertions about the sold items, the best prices and the most attractive offers, but also the synergy of CSR actions and of service through personnel. The present paper investigates, with the aid of structural equation modeling, the way in which service and communication of the Romanian retail brands contribute to building consumers’ proper perception of social responsibility actions as well as to the development of the image of the analyzed stores. The obtained empirical results have managerial implications useful to retailer’s top management in better understanding the client and achieving a better position on the market.
Keywords: service, communication, retailing, social responsability, Romania, empirical analysis
JEL Classification: M30, M31
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