Business Strategy and the Environment

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Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Abstract This research attempts to examine how multinational enterprises (MNEs) from regulated and non-regulated industries shape their environmental strategies with regard to environmental disclosure and performance. Results reveal that regulated (non-regulated) MNEs display worse (better) environmental performance levels and disclose less (more) environmental information than MNEs operating in non-regulated (regulated) environments. ...Read more >>
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Abstract Sustainable development is a hot topic in business and the media, and there is a growing demand for reliable environmental disclosure from a wide range of stakeholders. Ethical performance, including social and environmental performance, is actively scrutinized. A firm's stakeholders expect reliable disclosure to correctly assess its performance. Research on ...Read more >>
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Abstract Management research has extensively considered who, what, when, why, which and how aspects pertaining to firms' voluntary environmental practices, yet the where aspect, which would consider the role of a firm's location on its environmental practices, has received remarkably less attention. We explore three research questions relating social and physical ...Read more >>
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Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Abstract This research investigates the likely determinants of monetary penalties for poor environmental performance. We retrieve data from Bloomberg on the monetary penalties imposed on companies in the European Union (EU) found to have performed poorly in corporate social responsibility (CSR), and particularly in the environmental aspects of CSR. Our primary ...Read more >>
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Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Abstract Within the theoretical framework of socio-political economics, and more specifically of stakeholder theory, this work examines whether companies operating under different institutional constraints and stakeholder pressure tend to emphasize different models of corporate environmental reporting. Furthermore, the paper tests whether different corporate environmental reporting policies are driven by the countries' ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Abstract The current paper aims to develop an effective and integrated MCDM model for the evaluation of the sustainability practices in the banking services, employing a multi-stage, fuzzy MCDM model that integrates the Balanced Scorecard, fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS. The approach aims to evaluate sustainability from the following four perspectives: ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Abstract Based on the business environmental literature and system dynamics, this paper develops a simulation model for managing the business risks derived from climate change. In particular, the purpose of this paper is to transform the valuable findings from the literature regarding climate change and corporate implications into an effective business ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Abstract This paper explores how consumers construe a product service system (PSS) for the supply of pushchairs. A PSS is a system of products, services, networks of actors and supporting infrastructure designed to be more sustainable than traditional business models. PSSs face an implementation challenge in consumer markets, and this case ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Abstract Despite knowing the potential effect of social reporting on firms' continuity, there is limited research into the influence of the composition of boards of directors on CSR disclosure. This paper adds to the emerging CSR literature empirical evidence by examining how board composition relates to a firm's social and environmental ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Abstract The need to integrate environmental and social aspects into the supply chain has created a debate amongst academicians and researchers on two topics: sustainability and the supply chain. A large number of journals and special volumes are publishing research that carries out a case study or survey, develops a mathematical ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Abstract While stakeholders have long been at the forefront of sustainable development debates, the emphases have tended to be on different stakeholder pressures, or managing stakeholder expectations about controversial issues. In this paper we bring a fresh direction to these debates and ask in what ways different stakeholders can contribute to ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jan 10, 2017
Abstract Complementing extant studies on the antecedents of firms' environmental strategy, this article focuses on the trajectories of corporate engagement in proactive environmental alliances. Specifically, we build an awareness–motivation–capability framework and analyze factors that drive the move beyond incremental pollution prevention and facilitate firms' engagement in transformative, sustainable development strategies in ...Read more >>
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Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Abstract Green consumption involves comprehensive concerns that address the broad scope of sustainability, ecosystem balance, profit-generation and people. Identifying the factors that influence consumers' purchase behavior enables manufacturers to understand consumers' decision-making processes and can help them develop more environmentally beneficial products. However, scholars have recently found that a gap exists ...Read more >>
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Wed, Dec 28, 2016
ABSTRACT This study proposes a measurement to evaluate corporate sustainability marketing communications on social media implemented by Fortune 500 enterprises. The results reveal significant differences between sustainability marketing communications in blogs and on Facebook. This study makes theoretical contributions by proposing a customer-centric SMC framework that integrates sustainability issues, stimulation of ...Read more >>
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Fri, Dec 09, 2016
Abstract Addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues has become a critical part of business strategy. This article explores the extent of ESG reporting of metal and mining sector companies listed in the Australian Securities Exchange to determine the nature of ESG indicators in use in the sector. The current study ...Read more >>
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Fri, Dec 09, 2016
Abstract Environmental audits are implemented internally in order to monitor compliance with environmental laws, regulations and related accounting rules, and to develop recommendations for ways in which to improve environmental accounting processes and performance. In addition, external third-party assurance on environmental information is used to verify whether firms' disclosures on environmental ...Read more >>
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Thu, Dec 08, 2016
Abstract This paper studies the effectiveness of a firm's strategy to report on its ESG activities with regard to the extent and direction in which the firm's ESG performance is valued by capital market investors. It is the first to disentangle the moderating effects of different types of ESG reporting on ...Read more >>
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Thu, Dec 08, 2016
Abstract Drawing on the resource-based theory and institutional theory, we develop a framework to explain the processes by which the environmental strategy of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contributes to their competitive advantage. We test our assumption using data collected from 214 UK-based SMEs in the technology sector. We find that ...Read more >>
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Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Abstract This article investigates the relationship between organizational visibility and corporate environmental responsiveness in China. It also examines whether this relationship is mediated by stakeholder pressure, and whether the strength of the relationships among organizational visibility, stakeholder pressures and corporate environmental responsiveness is moderated by the type of enterprise ownership. Based ...Read more >>
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Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Abstract In response to pressures from governments, investors, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, many large corporations have adopted a variety of carbon and energy management practices, taken action to reduce their emissions and set targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Using the case of international retailers, this article examines whether, ...Read more >>
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Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Abstract The field of sustainable corporate entrepreneurship is in a nascent stage. By developing a position matrix of companies with respect to their corporate entrepreneurship and sustainability performance, we make conceptual contributions to an integrated perspective on elements supporting a sustainable corporate entrepreneurship process. We propose that such a process without ...Read more >>
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Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Abstract This study aimed to develop a framework and measurement items for retailers to assess sustainability while avoiding potential subjectivity by combining top-down and bottom-up approaches, and verifying their validity based on consumer perceptions of sustainable retailing. The framework consisted of 54 measurement items categorized into a three-order hierarchical model. At ...Read more >>
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Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Abstract The aim of this study is to expand the existing understanding of green consumers' behaviour by proposing and testing an integrated conceptual model that explores the influence of consumers' personal concerns for the environment and general attitudes towards green products on brand-related knowledge structures (image and associations) and relationship preferences ...Read more >>
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Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Abstract Despite environmental sustainability being identified as one of the key drivers of innovation, extant literature lacks a theoretically sound and empirically testable framework that can provide specific insights into green product innovation from a capability perspective. This study develops a theoretical framework from a sustainability-oriented dynamic capability (SODC) perspective. We ...Read more >>
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Mon, Sep 05, 2016
Abstract In this paper, we link three theoretical perspectives – organizational knowledge, ecological knowledge and social–ecological systems – to derive new conceptions of multi-disciplinary, multi-tier, sustainability-oriented knowledge. Our study examines how collaboration between pasta-producer Barilla, the farmers/smallholders supplying the firm and scientists generated sustainability practices in the agri-food industry by creating ...Read more >>
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Thu, Sep 01, 2016
Abstract Well-managed organizations must handle transparency strategically, but although research about transparency constitutes a great concern in businesses, management, society, and ethics, definitions are very diverse depending on the environment. The concept of transparency is revisited in this contribution, aiming to map the territory of transparency by surveying the terms and ...Read more >>
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Thu, Sep 01, 2016
Abstract Though corporate stakeholder orientation is connected with corporate social performance practices, there is a dearth of knowledge on the theorized assertion that background characteristics influence stakeholders' salience and attitude towards social performance practices of firms. The aim of this paper is to measure and examine this hypothesis. To test this ...Read more >>
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Wed, Aug 31, 2016
Abstract This paper tests the relationship between gender diversity on boards and firms' environmental policy. Based on prior research, we predict that gender diversity on boards of directors should have a positive relationship with firms' environmental policy. Moreover, firm character in terms of pollution creation likelihood moderates the relationship between gender ...Read more >>
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Wed, Aug 31, 2016
Abstract Sustainable entrepreneurship contributes to solving social and environmental problems through the means of successful for-profit businesses. This paper contributes to understanding how sustainable entrepreneurship is implemented by exploring an emerging new form of business, ‘B Corps', that employs market tactics to address social and environmental issues. Through interviewing 14 B ...Read more >>
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Wed, Aug 31, 2016
Abstract This research investigates the relationship between a firm's environmental efforts and the sustainability of its competitive advantage by analyzing the effects of change in firm environmental performance on the persistence of profitability growth. We find that environmental resources allow a firm with superior financial performance to sustain its competitive advantage, ...Read more >>
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