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'I'm not Doing It for the Company' -Examining Employee Volunteering Through Employees' Eyes

Cook, Joanne; Burchell, Jon; Thiery, Harriet; Roy, Taposh


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Professor Joe Cook
Professor in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resources Management

Jon Burchell

Harriet Thiery

Taposh Roy


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.


Cook, J., Burchell, J., Thiery, H., & Roy, T. (in press). 'I'm not Doing It for the Company' -Examining Employee Volunteering Through Employees' Eyes. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 27, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 4, 2022
Deposit Date Jul 5, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 5, 2022
Journal Nonprofit and Voluntary SectorQuarterly
Print ISSN 0899-7640
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Corporate social responsibility; Employee volunteering; Micro-CSR; Volunteer motivations; Volunteer environment
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