ERMeCC Lunch Seminar

Thursday 21 Oct 2021, 12:00 - 13:00
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The seminar will be hosted virtually on Zoom. Please contact for more information.

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Our next ERMeCC Lunch Seminar will take place on 21 October from 12:00 to 13:00 Dutch local time. This will mark the first in a series of bi-annual ‘takeovers’ of the Lunch Seminar by the ERMeCC Sustainable Transitions in Culture and Societies (STICs) cluster. During this seminar, we will hear about Yijing Wang’s recent work and then discuss an update on the STICs cluster. Please feel free to bring your lunch and comments! We will be virtually hosting this seminar on Zoom. Please contact for more information.

How Do Employees Perceive Corporate Refugee Support? A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Corporate Advocacy, Sponsorship, Partnership and Hiring Refugees 

Yijing Wang 

Drawing on social identity theory, this study takes an employee-centered approach to examine employee attitudes towards corporate refugee support and its consequences. It distinguishes four types of corporate refugee support—advocacy, sponsorship, partnership and hiring refugees—to assess whether and how they are perceived differently by employees. In addition, a comparative analysis was conducted to examine the perceptions of employees based in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK). Employees of for-profit organizations (N = 601) were recruited through Prolific to participate in an online experiment. The results show that corporate partnership and sponsorship are perceived more positively by employees compared to corporate advocacy and hiring employees, and these effects are mediated by perceived organizational morality. Also, the value of corporate advocacy turns out to be better recognized by the employees based in the US than those in the UK. The findings provide important guidance for businesses in aligning employees through committing to specific refugee support strategy.

Update on STICs Cluster

Amanda Brandellero, Yijing Wang, and Anne-Marie van Prooijen

During the second half of the lunch seminar, we will present the STICs Teams Group and discuss how we can stay connected and updated on sustainability-related research at our School.

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