Business Strategy and the Environment

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Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Abstract Rigidities describe the sluggishness of an organization's response in the face of discontinuous external change, and routine rigidity is the failure to change the organization's processes. This article aims to provide empirical evidence that substantiates the relevance of routine rigidity in the discussion on environmental sustainability. A qualitative approach employs ...Read more >>
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Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Abstract Drawing on market orientation theory, innovation theory and the theory of reasoned action, this paper integrates market orientation, environmental attitude and firms' environmental innovation into a model to establish a relationship among these three variables. By taking 247 manufacturing firms in China as the research sample and by analyzing the ...Read more >>
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Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Abstract With the deterioration of the environment and the shortage of natural resources, firms are facing increasing pressures to implement environmental management practices in their daily operation management. Drawing on institutional theory and environmental management literatures, this research tries to explore how institutional pressures motivate firms to implement environmental management practices, ...Read more >>
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Tue, Aug 29, 2017
Abstract Few studies have explored the relationship between green products development (GPD) and product portfolio management (PPM). When considering evidence from emerging economies, the knowledge gap is even deeper. Consequently, the objective of this work is to analyze how green and traditional practices of new product development (NPD) influence product portfolio ...Read more >>
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Tue, Aug 29, 2017
Abstract Different forms of stakeholder pressures drive different environmental strategies in organizations. This article differentiates between internal and external normative stakeholder pressures to test their potentially unique effects on environmental strategies. The findings suggest that internal, normative stakeholder pressures primarily drive substantive commitments to environmental practices, reflecting an internalized, voluntary commitment ...Read more >>
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Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Abstract This article uses econometric techniques to examine the effect of corporate carbon performance on corporate financial performance. I extend the existing literature in this research field by differentiating between two measurement perspectives: carbon performance expressed as annually reported carbon dioxide (CO2) emission equivalents and improvements in carbon performance over time. ...Read more >>
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Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Abstract In this study, building a simple model that incorporates static and dynamic elements, the relationship of financial development and economic growth to environmental degradation is investigated together with the validation of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis. Our analysis is based on an unbalanced panel data set covering the OECD ...Read more >>
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Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Abstract Green products can play a key role in the achievement of sustainable development goals. Through a survey of 188 Italian companies with eco-labeled green products, this study aims at understanding the relative importance of several motivations to develop green products, the influence of different motivations and firm characteristics on green ...Read more >>
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Wed, Jul 12, 2017
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Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Abstract With increasingly severe environmental regulations, a pressing issue has been the need for firms to develop efficient strategies to achieve environmental protection and high productivity. Several environmental experts argue that firms can respond to environmental regulations through innovation; however, the question of how to innovate is unanswered in the environmental ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Abstract Building on social movement theory, this study assesses the influence of social media activism on the stock market performance of targeted firms. We focus on information published on Twitter by two critical stakeholders: consumer associations and trade unions. To the extent that social media represent a valid medium to mobilize ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Abstract Companies are increasingly challenged for action on climate change. Most studies on business responses to climate change focus on cross-sector comparisons and neglect intra-sectoral dynamics. This paper investigates the influence of supply chain position and regional affiliation on climate change strategies within a particular industry. We present a generic framework ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Abstract This study analyzes environmental regulations and trade performance in manufacturing sectors under static and dynamic conditions. We investigate environmental innovation induced by environmental regulations and the spillover effect on manufacturing sectors, determine whether the spillover effect offsets any negative effect found under static conditions and analyze environmental regulations on the ...Read more >>
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Tue, May 30, 2017
Abstract Collaboration in green product innovation (GPI) is becoming increasingly important, and research on such innovation has grown in recent years. This study reviews literature on external collaborations in GPI to investigate drivers, inter-organizational factors and intra-organizational factors for such collaborations. The review includes a total of 67 papers. Survey studies ...Read more >>
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Fri, May 26, 2017
Abstract In this paper we explore the role that managerial incentives play in improving corporate environmental performance, finding that greater inclusiveness of incentive beneficiaries and greater variety of incentive types are important factors in firms' incentive schemes. Drawing on a large dataset of multinational enterprises, our results suggest that including more ...Read more >>
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Thu, May 18, 2017
Abstract The scope of this research is to evaluate whether ISO 14001 certification could be used as a strategic vehicle for achieving objectives that are not strictly linked to a technical and operative perspective, and to determine what these objectives are. In order to find these objectives, a review of the ...Read more >>
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Thu, May 11, 2017
Abstract The aim of this research was to examine the influence of a UK national retailer on its customers' food waste behaviour. Using six communication channels (in-store magazine, e-newsletter, Facebook site, product stickers and in-store demonstrations), Asda presented standard food waste reduction messages to its customers during two time limited periods ...Read more >>
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Fri, May 05, 2017
Abstract The paper is among the first to consider coopetition strategy in the context of corporate level sustainability. Through examination of literature and an example of an actual coopetitive agreement in wine industry logistics, consideration is given to the potential benefits of and problems with sustainability-based coopetition strategies. The research, based ...Read more >>
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Wed, May 03, 2017
Abstract With the increasing demands from society towards sustainable and social responsible business practices, management for sustainable development has become a cornerstone to understand the success of many firms in the current competitive context. This article investigates corporate social responsibility (CSR) and examines the links between CSR practices and business outcomes ...Read more >>
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Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Abstract The environmental implications of corporate economic activities have led to growing demands for firms and their boards to adopt sustainable strategies and to disseminate more useful information about their activities and impacts on environment. This paper investigates the impact of board's corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and orientation on the ...Read more >>
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Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Abstract Environmental sustainability has often been claimed as a means to providing a competitive advantage by encouraging efficiencies, attracting customers and obtaining business. This work critically considers this idea in the context of the hotel industry by comparing the strategic intent and implementation of sustainability initiatives in hotels across North America. ...Read more >>
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Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Abstract Sustainable development is nowadays a high priority for firms all over the world. Consequently, numerous firms have increased their social responsibility initiatives, reinforcing the credibility and trust of their stakeholders. However, prior research about the relevance of sustainability leadership for the European investment community is scarce. In this context, the ...Read more >>
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Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Abstract This study develops a framework by drawing on the perspectives of contingency theory to investigate how innovation capacity affects eco-innovation. The examination covers four moderators, including customer requirement, export destination, environmental regulation and government subsidy, and focuses on the types of eco-innovation concerning pollution and waste. A sample of 2964 ...Read more >>
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Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Abstract In the light of the significant role of environmental accounting in sustainable development, this study examines whether climate change disclosure reflects a firm's environmental performance. The novelty of the study stands on the approaches adopted to describe environmental performance. The first approach concerns performance in terms of output, direct and ...Read more >>
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Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Abstract Empirical findings on eco-efficiency are still inconsistent. Using survey data based on a sample of 283 European carbon-intensive companies participating in the EU ETS between 2005 and 2012, this article investigates the causal relationships between the corporate environmental strategy focus, proactive GHG reductions and related environmental and economic performance, while ...Read more >>
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Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Abstract Business model innovation has seen a recent surge in academic research and business practice. Changes to business models are recognized as a fundamental approach to realize innovations for sustainability. However, little is known about the successful adoption of sustainable business models (SBMs). The purpose of this paper is to develop ...Read more >>
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Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Abstract Consumer choice behavior is crucial to supporting cleaner production and plays an essential role in low-carbon development and environmental policy-making. Therefore, combining system dynamics with an agent-based model (SD–AB), the present study explores influencing factors on both providers' and consumers' sides. Using empirical data from selected firms and a questionnaire ...Read more >>
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Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Abstract Sustainable development has received increasing attention in recent literature, driven by increased environmental concerns. We study the influence of green initiatives and green performance on financial performance for the top 500 publicly traded companies in the USA by industry sector. Green initiatives are measured using the concepts Green Pay Link, ...Read more >>
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Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Abstract This article sheds light on the manner in which managers perceive, develop and integrate dynamic capabilities for eco-efficient activities inherent to industrial ecology. The research employs a case study of 12 Canadian facilities involved in the processing of a wide variety of waste materials. Findings from the experiences of 60 ...Read more >>
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Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Abstract Pension funds try to account for sustainable development in their operations. This mainly translates in responsible investing. We investigate how this interacts with the financial objectives. We use a survey of more than 250 pension funds based in 15 European countries. Multinomial logistic regression is used to find out how ...Read more >>
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