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‘I’m not doing it for the company’ – examining employee volunteering through employees’ eyes

‘I’m not doing it for the company’ – examining employee volunteering through employees’ eyes
‘I’m not doing it for the company’ – examining employee volunteering through employees’ eyes
This article contributes to research on Employee Volunteering (EV) by focusing on the experiences of individuals in order to address the current over-emphasis upon collective organisational outcomes. Drawing on qualitative research with employees and Corporate Social Responsibility managers across seven companies, it demonstrates why employees’ experiences are central to understanding the complex mechanisms that link EV with organisational outcomes. The article reveals how both positive and negative organisational outcomes are influenced by the complex relationship between personal motivations and employees’ volunteering experiences - within their organisation and within their community – combined with their broader reflexive interpretation of their employing organisation and its values.
Corporate Social Responsibility, employee volunteering, micro-CSR, volunteer motivations, volunteer environment
0899-7640
Cook, Joanne
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Burchell, Jon
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Roy, Taposh
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Cook, Joanne, Burchell, Jon, Thiery, Harriet and Roy, Taposh (2022) ‘I’m not doing it for the company’ – examining employee volunteering through employees’ eyes. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. (doi:10.1177/08997640221114309).

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Abstract

This article contributes to research on Employee Volunteering (EV) by focusing on the experiences of individuals in order to address the current over-emphasis upon collective organisational outcomes. Drawing on qualitative research with employees and Corporate Social Responsibility managers across seven companies, it demonstrates why employees’ experiences are central to understanding the complex mechanisms that link EV with organisational outcomes. The article reveals how both positive and negative organisational outcomes are influenced by the complex relationship between personal motivations and employees’ volunteering experiences - within their organisation and within their community – combined with their broader reflexive interpretation of their employing organisation and its values.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 June 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 4 August 2022
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, employee volunteering, micro-CSR, volunteer motivations, volunteer environment

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Local EPrints ID: 468280
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/468280
ISSN: 0899-7640
PURE UUID: ed736254-a924-4154-b342-d12bf72eec58
ORCID for Taposh Roy: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7821-6448

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Date deposited: 09 Aug 2022 16:42
Last modified: 10 Aug 2022 01:47

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Author: Joanne Cook
Author: Jon Burchell
Author: Harriet Thiery
Author: Taposh Roy ORCID iD

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