Creating shared value and sport employees’ job performance: the mediating effect of work engagement

Ji Wu, Yuhei Inoue, Kevin Filo, Mikihiro Sato

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Research question: The salience of creating shared value (CSV) in innovating the process of social change has been acknowledged; however, we know little about CSV from views of employees who create shared value. This study examined how employees of a sport organization perceive their organization’s CSV, and assessed the connections between employee CSV perception, vision integration, work engagement, and job performance. Research methods: A new scale of employee CSV perception was validated using data from 207 employees within a sport organization in China. Structural equation modeling was performed, with a separate sample of 181 employees, to test the hypothesized relationships. The data were obtained through web-based questionnaires. Results and findings: Employee CSV perception–formed as a second-order factor including sport, social, and economic values–was positively associated with vision integration. Subsequently, vision integration had a positive relationship with in-role behavior (i.e. a measure of job performance), and this relationship was mediated by work engagement. Implications: This study advances a theoretical understanding of CSV from the employees’ perspective. Findings suggest that a sport organization can use CSV to increase employees’ adoption of its vision, work engagement, and in-role behavior through team-building activities that facilitate employees’ understanding of the vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-291
JournalEuropean Sport Management Quarterly
Issue number2
Early online dateJul 3 2020
StatePublished - 2022


  • Corporate social responsibility
  • economic value
  • social value
  • sport value
  • vision integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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