A prolific stream of research has demonstrated the unique potential of sports sponsorship to contribute to corporate image and to influence audiences around the world. Meanwhile, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has increasingly been identified in the literature for its potential to deliver a degree of competitive advantage. This paper builds on both these theoretical fields to develop a conceptual framework linking the effectiveness of sports sponsorship with the sponsors' CSR commitment to both employees and consumers.
Plewa, C. and Quester, P.G. (2011), "Sponsorship and CSR: is there a link? A conceptual framework", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 22-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-12-04-2011-B003
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