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Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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BBR - Brazilian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Benchmarking : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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BER : Economic Prospects : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription  
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Berkeley Business Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 10)
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Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biology Direct     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Black Enterprise     Full-text available via subscription  
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Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Dnipropetrovsk University. Series : Management of Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business & Entrepreneurship Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
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Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
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Business and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
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Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
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Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central European Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central European Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
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Journal Cover Business Strategy and the Environment
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   ISSN (Print) 0964-4733 - ISSN (Online) 1099-0836
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1592 journals]
  • Relations between corporate economic performance, environmental disclosure
           and greenhouse gas emissions: New insights
    • Authors: Omaima A.G. Hassan; Peter Romilly
      Abstract: This study examines the associations and causations between corporate economic performance, environmental disclosure and greenhouse gas emissions, utilizing a large, longitudinal, multicountry dataset disaggregated between developed and developing countries. The methodology uses a simultaneous equation model with system estimation to deal with endogeneity between the variables, and Granger causality tests to indicate their direction of causation. A robust result is that lower emissions are strongly associated with better economic performance. After pretesting for stationarity, we find evidence of a one-way causation from emissions and environmental disclosure to economic performance, but no evidence of reverse causation. We also find strong evidence of a one-way causation from emissions to disclosure, but no evidence of reverse causation. The overarching policy implication is that environmental performance, as measured by greenhouse gas emissions, plays a crucial role in the formulation of business strategy at the firm level and government environmental policy at national and international levels.
      PubDate: 2018-02-13T00:20:25.78356-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2040
  • The effect of a competitive strategy and green supply chain management on
           the financial and environmental performance of logistics service providers
    • Authors: Sini Laari; Juuso Töyli, Lauri Ojala
      Abstract: Despite the critical role of logistics service providers (LSPs) in improving the environmental sustainability of supply chains, there is still uncertainty about how LSPs can turn environmental management into competitive advantage. Based on a Finnish national logistics survey and financial reporting data from 266 LSPs, this article examines their competitive strategies and green supply chain management (GSCM), and tests their respective relationships with environmental and financial performance. Financial data are used to measure financial performance in a novel way. The findings indicate that leading LSPs with operational excellence and strong brands are more advanced in terms of GSCM than LSPs that do not excel in any competitive priority. GSCM practices are positively related to environmental performance, but not to financial performance. However, managers should not be discouraged by the apparent absence of short-term financial benefits of GSCM practices, which in any case could enhance future differentiation opportunities.
      PubDate: 2018-02-13T00:11:53.846615-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2038
  • Institutional pressure, knowledge acquisition and a firm's environmental
    • Authors: Zhongju Liao
      Abstract: Based on institution theory, resource-based theory and innovation theory, this study proposes a framework to investigate how institutional pressure affects environmental innovation through the mediating role of knowledge acquisition. In total, 263 firms in the Chinese manufacturing industry were selected as the research sample, and a structural equation model was used to examine the mediating role of knowledge acquisition between regulative pressure, normative pressure, cognitive pressure and the firm's environmental innovation. The results showed that regulative pressure and normative pressure had positive effects on the firm's environmental innovation, whereas the effect of cognitive pressure was not significant. In addition, knowledge acquisition positively promoted environmental innovation, and played a mediating role between regulative pressure, normative pressure and environmental innovation. Finally, this paper provides suggestions for government policy-makers and managers to promote environmental innovation.
      PubDate: 2018-02-12T22:55:29.850635-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2036
  • Developed market or developing market': A perspective of institutional
           theory on multinational enterprises’ diversification and sustainable
           development with environmental protection
    • Authors: Ji Li; Ying Zhang, Yanghong Hu, Xiaolong Tao, Wanxing Jiang, Lei Qi
      Abstract: Integrating previous research, we propose a theoretical model predicting the different effects of global diversification on corporate social performance in environmental protection (EP) by focusing on the institutional difference between developing and developed countries. Moreover, arguing for the moderating effects of firm resources, we also predict and test the effect of firm slack resources on the relationship between the diversification and corporate social performance in EP. By analyzing longitudinal data of 847 multinational enterprises (MNEs), we found empirical evidence that when MNEs diversify mainly into developed countries, they are likely to show more EP. By contrast, when MNEs diversify into developing countries, they are likely to show less EP. Furthermore, we found that a firm's financial slack could weaken the positive effect of diversification into developed countries and enhance the negative effect of diversification into developing countries on EP. However, a firm's human resource slack could only weaken the positive effect of diversification into developed countries on EP. We conclude with a discussion of the implications of the findings.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08T23:45:48.985494-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2037
  • Model of sustainable behavior: Assessing cognitive, emotional and
           normative influence in the cruise context
    • Authors: Heesup Han; Hossein G.T. Olya, Jinkyung (Jenny) Kim, Wansoo Kim
      Abstract: There is a lack of published research on individuals' decision-making for pro-environmental behaviors while traveling on cruise ships. This study included the cognitive, affective and normative processes related to this, and considered their interrelations in the prediction model of passenger cruising intention in an environmentally responsible way. We estimated the proposed theoretical framework using structural equation analysis. The final model was generated by altering the proposed model. The findings indicated that our conceptual framework had a sufficient level of anticipatory power for green intention and that moral and subjective norms were the most influential determinants of intention. the important interrelationships among these cognitive, affective and normative factors were identified. Moreover, anticipated emotions and moral norms were significant mediators. The results of this study supported our theoretical framework comprising the intricate associations among study variables. The implications for tourism research and cruise practitioners are discussed.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08T23:20:25.379478-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2031
  • Developing a sustainable food strategy for large organizations: The
           importance of context in shaping procurement and consumption practices
    • Authors: Gary Goggins
      Abstract: Organizations such as hospitals, educational institutions and workplaces feed thousands of people every day and are key intermediaries in the food system. They are in a position to significantly shape the production, processing and distribution of food as well as food-related practices of large groups. These activities have a significant impact on sustainable development, the global economy and health and wellbeing. Using a qualitative approach that draws on 21 interviews with key decision-makers based in eight large national and multinational organizations, this research examines the most important contextual factors that influence food provisioning across organizations. The study identifies opportunities and constraints for improving food sustainability that are likely to apply within and across different organizational contexts, and provides recommendations for implementing a sustainable food strategy. The findings provide interesting theoretical insights and have practical implications that are relevant for practitioners, business managers and sustainability consultants.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08T23:00:23.701086-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2035
  • Issue Information
    • Abstract: No abstract is available for this article.
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T03:30:45.002579-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.1991
  • Employee wellbeing and human sustainability: Perspectives of managers in
           large Japanese corporations
    • Authors: Kazunori Kobayashi; Gabriel Eweje, David Tappin
      Abstract: Employee wellbeing and human sustainability have become increasingly acute issues within Japanese businesses. However, large corporations find it difficult to improve employee wellbeing and human sustainability in areas such as work-life balance, flexibility and gender diversity. To investigate the nature of conflicts, we conducted in-depth interviews with 12 managers with corporate social responsibility in eight large Japanese corporations and industries. From the thematic analysis, we identify the nature of conflicts that arise when promoting employee wellbeing: resources, family, stakeholder and partners; meritocracy as opposed to gender equality; indirect discrimination due to uneven care responsibilities; and external pressures on work hours. Additionally, personal and corporate growth was identified as a potential area of synergy. Our findings suggest that while Japanese corporations are unwilling to address these internal and external conflicts, employee wellbeing and human sustainability remain an aspiration.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24T02:36:45.109327-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2032
  • Determinants of Conflict Minerals Disclosure Under the Dodd–Frank
    • Authors: Nicola Dalla Via; Paolo Perego
      Abstract: This paper examines conflict minerals disclosure (CMD) as mandated by the Dodd–Frank Act. We rely on a thorough content analysis conducted by the Responsible Sourcing Network on a sample of 122 firms that filed CMDs with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 2015. We document that firms with long-term oriented incentives, a greater number of board meetings, strong corporate governance systems and inclusion in a sustainability index are associated with higher levels of CMD. Our results suggest that in the presence of enforcement leniency, both internal and external firm-specific factors affect strategic (non-)compliance with a mandatory social disclosure regime. We provide implications for supply chain managers, corporate reporters and policy-makers involved in the adoption of responsible sourcing strategies. © 2018 The
      Authors . Business Strategy and The Environment published by ERP Environment and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
      PubDate: 2018-01-16T03:05:28.676524-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2030
  • Organizational Sustainability Determinants in Different Cultural Settings:
           A Conceptual Framework
    • Authors: Sven Horak; Bindu Arya, Kiran M Ismail
      Abstract: Since the link between organizations’ sustainability initiatives and effects from the societal environment has not been consistently established in the literature, this paper provides a conceptual framework to demonstrate the antecedents to the levels of sustainability initiatives undertaken by firms. Taking insights from institutional theory, it proposes that the relationship between the sustainability determinants and the level of sustainability initiatives is mediated by coercive, mimetic and normative isomorphic pressures. Moreover, it suggests that culture plays a significant role in moderating the extent to which the various types of isomorphic pressure on firms may influence the levels of firms’ sustainability initiatives. The implications of the framework are discussed in the light of encouraging sustainability initiatives and overall sustainable development in various cultural settings as well as undertaking future research to enhance the framework and its applicability. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-01-16T02:50:20.673016-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2018
  • Do Boards of Directors Influence Corporate Sustainable Development' An
           Attention-Based Analysis
    • Authors: Jeremy Galbreath
      Abstract: Following the attention-based view of the firm (ABV), boards of directors’ link to corporate sustainable development (CSD) could be dependent upon certain attention structures: valuation of environmental stimuli, rules of the game and the players. Studying a sample of large Australian firms, the findings indicate that the proposed attention-directing structures do appear to be linked to CSD in a manner consistent with the ABV. Specifically, creating awareness through scanning efforts links boards to CSD. Stakeholder debate, as a boardroom rule, is also significantly associated with CSD. Furthermore, as a so-called ‘player’ on the board, women directors have a moderating effect on the relationships between environmental scanning, stakeholder debate and CSD. The findings are discussed along with limitations and directions for future research. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-01-16T02:35:22.64726-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2028
  • A systematic review of the use of organization and management theories in
           climate change studies.
    • Authors: Tiberio Daddi; Niccolò Maria Todaro, Maria Rosa De Giacomo, Marco Frey
      Abstract: Climate change studies have been gaining increasing importance in the academic debate, and also in the field of organizations and management. Scholars have contributed to this field by borrowing approaches from sustainable business research. However, some authors have raised unanswered questions about the contribution of these studies to the management theories. According to them, climate change studies have failed to provide theoretical insights and too often they have adopted a descriptive and practical approach. Our review describes the theoretical contribution of the climate change papers, identifying the most often used management theories. The analysis results for 28 different management theories indicate that, while some theories such as the institutional and stakeholder theories have been widely debated, the relation between business climate change strategies and other organization theories still appears to be unexplored. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-01-16T02:20:34.322326-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2015
  • The Role of Sustainability-Related Strategies on the Biofuel Industry:
           Trends, Prospects and Challenges
    • Authors: Michael Fotiadis; Michael L Polemis
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to elucidate the sustainability-related strategies on the biofuel industry. Our empirical analysis is based on a time series data set covering diesel demand in Greece over the period 1978–2014 and on the basis of these estimates we make forecasts for biodiesel consumption in the coming years (2015–2030) under three alternative scenarios. Our approach utilizes unit root testing to investigate possible co-integrated relationships among the sample variables. The empirical findings indicate that diesel demand is income and price inelastic in both the long and the short run, while biodiesel demand seems to have an upward trend over the simulated period. We argue that the importance of biofuel in the Greek energy balance will change the form of the existing business strategies towards issues such as sustainability, green entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility to achieve the environmental goals set by the EU Energy Roadmap 2050. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-01-11T05:50:40.449097-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2029
  • Customer and Supplier Collaboration in Green Product Innovation: External
           and Internal Capabilities
    • Authors: Lisa Melander
      Abstract: Firms collaborate in green product innovation to develop products with less environmental impact. These products typically use less energy, have lower emissions and incorporate more environmentally friendly materials. In an industrial setting, firms often collaborate along the supply chain with customers and suppliers. This paper focuses on external and internal capabilities that firms need when collaborating in green product innovation. The paper builds on data from five large industrial firms in ten case studies, in which these firms collaborate with customers and suppliers to innovate green products to an industrial market. External and internal capabilities are investigated. The study points to the importance of finding a suitable partner. Partners need to have environmental expertise and contribute knowledge or technology that is new to the firm. Firms need to combine relational capabilities, such as trust, with contractual agreements in collaborative innovations. The findings point to the importance of knowledge management with the partner as well as internally in the firm. The study shows that no partner collaboration operates in isolation but is situated in a network context. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-01-11T05:46:11.271161-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2024
  • Challenges and Opportunities for the Sustainability Transition in Global
           Trade (Introduction)
    • Authors: Valerie Nelson; Ximena Rueda, Walter J.V. Vermeulen
      Pages: 173 - 178
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T03:30:43.994586-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2008
  • Quality as a Driver of Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains: The Case of
           the Relationship Coffee Model
    • Authors: J Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera; Miguel I Gómez, Amanda D Rodewald, Ximena Rueda, Colleen Anunu, Ruth Bennett, Harold M Es
      Pages: 179 - 198
      Abstract: Specialty coffee markets that recognize coffee-quality price premiums can improve business conditions for smallholders and promote agro-ecological practices. We studied the Relationship Coffee Model (RCM), a business model that supports long-term partnerships between coffee buyers and smallholders based on product quality. We examined how biophysical conditions and production practices affect smallholders’ ability to participate in this model. Furthermore, we considered common unobservable variables driving growers’ participation such as farm soil quality and connection to social networks. In turn, we evaluated key environmental, socio-economic and technological outcomes, including tree and bird population diversity. Our estimations indicated that RCM participants employed more sustainable resource management practices, had better access to credit and were more informed and optimistic about the coffee business. However, we did not find significant farm-gate price differences. Increased adoption of organic farming and shade-grown systems to elevate coffee quality can stimulate sustainable business strategies. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T03:30:46.347142-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2009
  • Practices of Third Wave Coffee: A Burundian Producer's Perspective
    • Authors: Lauren Rosenberg; Mark Swilling, Walter J V Vermeulen
      Pages: 199 - 214
      Abstract: The relationship between coffee quality and sustainability is typically analysed using symbolic quality attributes, not material quality. This article provides a bottom-up perspective of Burundi's current competitive advantage in the global coffee market: material quality. The research agenda was embedded within the operations of a Burundian coffee washing station and describes critical business practices for producing and selling high material quality coffee. We argue that these business practices represent quality governance mechanisms that are significantly different from the exogenous and fixed criteria of sustainability certifications and labels. Such quality governance mechanisms are an important trading trend to recognize and understand in a producing country such as Burundi that is unable to effectively compete in the certified coffee market because of the small size and irregularity of its supply. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T03:30:44.185851-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2010
  • Smallholders at a Crossroad: Intensify or Fall behind' Exploring
           Alternative Livelihood Strategies in a Globalized World
    • Authors: Ximena Rueda; Andrea Paz, Theodora Gibbs-Plessl, Ronald Leon, Byron Moyano, Eric F Lambin
      Pages: 215 - 229
      Abstract: The chocolate market is experiencing a wave of market differentiation thanks to the emergence of the bean-to-bar movement. Cacao is seeing both a rise in demand for mass markets and a process of market bifurcation into more specialized, high-quality products for wealthy urban consumers. For the specialized market, the quality and origin of the beans are important attributes. Direct trading between chocolate makers and famers seeks to promote the conservation of rare cultivars and traditional agroforestry systems, while lifting farmers out of poverty. Here we assess whether these alternative configurations of the global value chain truly offer smallholders new opportunities, beyond the traditional intensification or marginalization pathways that are generally offered to them. We conducted detailed socio-economic and biophysical surveys with a sample of farms in three of the largest cacao producing provinces of Ecuador. Our results show that, even though smallholders lack the assets needed to join mainstream commodity markets, they have been able to capitalize on the qualities of their traditional varieties to access niche markets. Through strong cooperatives, the knowledge held by buyers about what constitutes a high-quality bean has been transferred to farmers. A unique natural capital may provide smallholders with rewarding pathways to develop their agriculture, exploiting new market opportunities offered by globalization. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T03:30:45.441555-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2011
  • Towards Reflexive Responsibility in a Textile Supply Chain
    • Authors: Natasja Börjeson; Magnus Boström
      Pages: 230 - 239
      Abstract: Modern industrial society has transformed the textile sector. Brand-owning companies today seldom own the production process but instead rely on global supply chains consisting of a myriad of suppliers and sub-suppliers. The global scope of this sector, along with the complex and uncertain health and environmental risks associated with textile production, create extensive challenges for companies striving for sustainability. This paper explores the possibilities for responsible management of high-risk chemicals in textiles and focuses on a case study of a Swedish outdoor company. The concept of reflexive responsibility is used to understand and discuss potential possibilities and challenges. The paper describes the process and illuminates the complexity, balancing acts and avenues for upstream responsibility faced by a brand-owning company. It contributes to an understanding of how important steps towards responsibility can be taken. It also addresses the limits of responsible supply chain management of one organization, albeit a highly committed one. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T03:30:45.119079-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2012
  • Neoliberalism and the Emergence of Private Sustainability Initiatives: The
           Case of the Brazilian Cattle Value Chain
    • Authors: Stéphane Guéneau
      Pages: 240 - 251
      Abstract: Recent studies have examined the political significance of the emergence of governmental initiatives to develop sustainability standards for agricultural commodities in the transition economies. Yet, few studies have examined how neoliberal ideas influence the governance of value chains in the agri-food sector of these countries. This paper's goal is to explore the changing role of the state in sustainable cattle value chain governance in Brazil, through a methodology of participant observation of the Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock (GTPS). The results describe the technologies used to govern the cattle value chain, which involves a private action controlled at a distance by the state that is aimed at making products acceptable on world markets. This neoliberal governmentality does not address some crucial sustainability issues of the cattle value chain. The findings call for an extension of evaluation methods so that more attention can be devoted to alternative cattle production systems. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T03:30:45.980562-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2013
  • Sector, Landscape or Rural Transformations' Exploring the Limits and
           Potential of Agricultural Sustainability Initiatives through a Cocoa Case
    • Authors: Valerie Nelson; David Phillips
      Pages: 252 - 262
      Abstract: This paper analyses the changing nature of sustainability initiatives and their capacity to tackle sustainability challenges, focusing on cocoa in West Africa, and distilling lessons pertinent across agro-export industries and regions. Using data from empirical studies, literature review and consultations with key cocoa actors, we find ‘sustainable’ cocoa at a critical juncture. Applying an existing theoretical framework that distinguishes between resilience, transition and transformation of systems, we explore and analyse previous, current and future sustainability responses. We conclude that there are important innovations and upscaling of investment occurring in the cocoa sector on sustainability, but also that current approaches risk achieving only incremental change, helping to sustain the industry under deteriorating conditions (resilience), without enabling smallholders to claim rights and greater representation (transition) or tackling more fundamental root causes of the vulnerability of smallholders (transformation). Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T03:30:44.62067-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2014
  • Is Supply's Actual Contribution to Sustainable Development Strategic and
    • Authors: André Tchokogué; Jean Nollet, Nathalie Merminod, Gilles Paché, Véronique Goupil
      Abstract: This paper addresses the issue of how sustainable supply practices are actually used as a leverage for sustainable development (SD). In order to assess the level of sustainable supply management within an organization, the authors have reviewed the literature extensively and then developed a five-step maturity model around five management dimensions. A qualitative exploratory approach based on two detailed case studies of organizations whose reputation for SD is recognized internationally has been used. This methodology allowed us to show (1) how sustainable supply practices could be used as a leverage for an organization's sustainable development approach and (2) that sustainable supply practices still have quite a distance to go with regards to the maturity model for sustainable supply, even in organizations that are often mentioned as leaders in the SD area. In these organizations, managers still emphasize environmental considerations, while neglecting practices that would make it possible to reach the three SD objectives simultaneously. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-27T03:12:52.123545-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2002
  • The Relationship between Organizational Culture and Energy Performance: A
           Municipal Energy Manager Level Study
    • Authors: Francesco Rizzi; Eleonora Annunziata, Marco Frey
      Abstract: For energy managers, finding personal meaning in the activities they are engaged in and gaining an identity in connection between energy efficiency and organizational goals is a necessary condition to mobilize passion and commitment, which in turn are fundamental to achieve organizational goals under tight budget constraints. Despite this, little is known about how municipalities, which are typical budget-constrained organizations, can enhance the empowerment of employees with roles as energy managers. This paper draws from the literature on the person–organization fit in order to adapt and test the hypothesis that multiple dimensions of organizational culture are strong predictors of perceived managerial and technical energy performance. Data from 729 questionnaire responses from energy managers of Italian municipalities show that formalization, team orientation, innovation, centralization and reward systems are the key elements that enable energy managers to act as business partners instead of task managers. Causal relations are discussed and presented along with theoretical and policy implications that can provide inspiration also to private organizations. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-27T02:47:33.116477-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2025
  • Corporate Biodiversity Management through Certifiable Standards
    • Authors: Olivier Boiral; Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria, Marie-Christine Brotherton
      Abstract: This article analyzes the motivations, internalization challenges and outcomes of implementing certifiable standards for corporate biodiversity management. For this purpose, a qualitative study based on interviews with 39 environmental managers, auditors, consultants and other experts in the field was conducted. The findings show that the adoption of new standards for biodiversity management is essentially driven by the need to improve the social acceptability of activities that can have a significant impact on natural habitats. The possible benefits of certification, particularly in terms of stakeholder relationships, and the difficulty of measuring the intangible aspects of biodiversity issues are also discussed. The study contributes to the emerging literature on organizational biodiversity management and to the debates on the symbolic versus substantial adoption of certifiable environmental standards. Managerial implications for organizations interested in biodiversity management are also discussed. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-19T04:15:24.988096-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2005
  • Unleashing the Power of Networks: Shareholder Activism, Sustainable
           Development and Corporate Environmental Policy
    • Authors: Aimei Yang; Nur Uysal, Maureen Taylor
      Abstract: In recent years, a new trend has emerged in which shareholder activists have formed networks to empower shareholders and magnify shareholder voices. This study explores the structural patterns and effectiveness of shareholder activism networks and shows how those networks affect corporate sustainability policies. We draw upon stakeholder influence theory, stakeholder network management theory and recent studies on activism networks to examine a shareholder activism network formed around environmental issues. The study found that (1) the structure of shareholder activist networks is largely driven by organizational attributes such as organization type, organizations’ human resources, media visibility and history; and (2) activist organizations with high centralities and eigenvector centralities enjoy more efficient results. This study contributes to our understanding of the business responses to shareholder demands on improving environmental performance and paves the way for future research on sustainable development through partnerships with shareholder networks. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-19T03:00:25.136513-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2026
  • Assessment of Consumer Behavior Towards Environmental Responsibility: A
           Structural Equations Modeling Approach
    • Authors: Uttam Shankar Pawaskar; Rakesh D Raut, Bhaskar B Gardas
      Abstract: This paper analyses the factors impacting consumer environmental responsibility using a structural equation modeling approach. Consumer environmental responsibility is the intention of a person to act towards remediation of environmental problems not as an individual user with economic interests but as a responsible citizen having concerns about the social and environmental wellbeing of society. Therefore, awareness of environmental problems and knowledge of remedial alternatives will help individuals to pursue their chosen action and bolster a genuine desire to act and determine the measures for alleviation of environmental challenges. The four dimensions of an environmentally responsible consumer – opinion and beliefs, willingness, awareness, and an ability to act – are analysed. During the analysis, the dimension of ‘ability to move’ is found to be critical, because it has a direct influence on the capacity of the consumer to act. This research is intended to guide policy- and decision-makers of regulatory bodies in understanding consumer behavior towards improving environmental performance index. It also helps organizational managers to make their supply chains green, and competitive, which in turn improves brand image and overall organizational performance. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-19T02:40:35.057372-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2020
  • Sustainable Consumption: Proposal of a Multistage Model to Analyse
           Consumer Behaviour for Organic Foods
    • Authors: Francisco José Torres-Ruiz; Manuela Vega-Zamora, Manuel Parras-Rosa
      Abstract: Explanatory models of consumer behaviour can be used to steer decision-making in the complex task of designing generic strategies to increase sustainable consumption. This paper proposes an operational model which assumes that the purchase of an organic food is a complex process that can be broken down into phases. It is applied to a concrete case – organic olive oil in the Spanish market – quantifying each phase to determine which ones should be acted on to increase demand. Results indicate that it is possible to adopt the model proposed, and that the problems hindering consumption are a lack of confidence in organic certification, not perceiving differences between organic and conventional foods, and the perception of barriers in their purchase. Given the context, marketing communications strategies have a key role to play. This model can be used to analyse the specific situation of each market and propose development strategies. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-19T02:25:44.566859-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2022
  • Institutional Antecedents of the Corporate Social Responsibility Narrative
    • Authors: Frans Melissen; Andrew Ngawenja Mzembe, Uwafiokun Idemudia, Yvonne Novakovic
      Abstract: Efforts to understand the background to perceptions and manifestation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the developing world need to focus on establishing their link with the challenges of socio-economic governance and societal expectations and cultural traditions. This signifies a departure from a western centric understanding of CSR but also an over-focus on CSR as philanthropy. This study considers the Malawian tourism industry and finds that its colonial legacy, post-colonialism development thinking and the national education system explain the prevalence of a ‘CSR as philanthropy’ agenda. When these factors interact with challenges of socio-economic governance and societal expectations, however, the universality thesis that has often been associated with the theory and implementation CSR can be challenged. These findings therefore suggest a shift from the western centric CSR thinking to a CSR perspective that is strongly grounded in local values and norms and which meets the expectations of the global society. This indicates a way forward if CSR is to be adequately institutionalized in the developing world. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-19T00:55:27.043301-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2023
  • Towards Sustainable Development in the Arab Middle East and North Africa
           Region: A Longitudinal Analysis of Environmental Disclosure in Corporate
           Annual Reports
    • Authors: Ali M Gerged; Christopher J Cowton, Eshani S Beddewela
      Abstract: This paper presents the first comprehensive analysis of corporate environmental disclosure in the Arab Middle East and North Africa region. Using a detailed research instrument containing 55 items, content analysis of the annual reports of 180 non-financial companies listed on nine major stock markets was conducted over a 5-year period. The calculation of an unweighted disclosure index indicates that, although the level of disclosure might be considered relatively low by international standards, it varies by country. Perhaps of greater significance for the future of sustainable development in the region, disclosure is shown to have increased significantly over the period 2010–2014. Further analysis shows that although there are some differences relating to categories of disclosure, this is a region-wide phenomenon not driven by a subset of countries or types of company. This benchmark study provides a systematic picture for policy-makers in the region and, for future researchers, both substantive findings and methodological insight. © 2017 The
      Authors . Business Strategy and the Environment published by ERP Environment and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
      PubDate: 2017-12-19T00:40:40.779426-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2021
  • The Role of Green Collaborative Strategies in Improving Environmental
           Sustainability in Supply Chains: Insights from a Case Study
    • Authors: Adolfo Carballo-Penela; Ingrid Mateo-Mantecón, Sergio Alvarez, Juan Luis Castromán-Diz
      Abstract: This article aims to quantify to what extent collaborative strategies are more effective than internal or organization-level actions to green supply chains. In this regard, the impact of decisions made at different stages of a supply chain in a product's carbon footprint is quantified. Organizational and product carbon footprints are calculated using the Compound Method Based on Financial Accounts (MC3). The results underline that concentrating reduction efforts in some stages of the supply chain is more effective than implementing individual actions by the participants. Collaboration among the participants is needed to decide what practices are implemented, at what stage they are needed and how they are to be implemented. This article adds to the literature on supply chains and sustainability. Previous research suggests that collaborative strategies have great potential for reducing the carbon footprint of products, while indicating the need for empirical research to support this statement. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-12T04:16:15.074234-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2027
  • Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development, Governance Mechanisms and
           Environmental Performance
    • Authors: Faizul Haque; Collins G Ntim
      Abstract: We investigate the effects of environmental policy (Climate Change Act – CCA), sustainable development frameworks (Global Reporting Initiative – GRI; UN Global Compact – UNGC) and corporate governance (CG) mechanisms on environmental performance (carbon reduction initiatives – CRIs; actual carbon performance – GHG emissions) of UK listed firms. We use the generalized method of moments (GMM) estimation technique to analyse data consisting of 2245 UK firm-year observations over the 2002–2014 period. First, we find that the CCA has a positive effect on CRIs, and this effect is stronger in better-governed firms. Second, we find that the GRI-based framework is positively associated with CRIs. Third, we find that firms with poor CG structures have lower actual carbon performance compared with their better-governed counterparts. Overall, our evidence suggests that firms can symbolically conform to environmental policy (CCA) and sustainable development frameworks (GRI, UNGC) by engaging in CRIs without necessarily improving actual environmental performance (GHG emissions) substantively. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-12-12T04:06:05.687584-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2007
  • Climate Change and Mandatory Carbon Reporting: Impacts on Business Process
           and Performance
    • Authors: Samuel Tang; David Demeritt
      Abstract: As part of their annual directors' report, UK-listed companies are now required to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and account publicly for their contributions to climate change. This paper uses this mandatory carbon reporting to explore wider debates about corporate social responsibility and the purpose, practice, and impacts of such non-financial reporting. Empirically, it combines documentary analysis of the carbon reporting practices of 176 large firms listed in the FTSE100 and/or subject to the UK government's adaptation reporting power with 60 interviews with stakeholders involved in carbon reporting. Firms disclose their emissions in response to financial incentives, social pressure and/or regulatory compulsion. In turn, rationales shape whether and how carbon reporting influences internal business processes and performance. The importance of reporting to the bottom line varies by sector depending on two variables – energy intensity and economic regulator status – yet there is limited evidence that carbon reporting is driving substantial reductions in emissions. Findings suggest reasons for caution about hopes for ‘nudging’ firms to improve their environmental performance and social responsibility through disclosure requirements. © 2017 The
      Authors . Business Strategy and the Environment published by ERP Environment and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
      PubDate: 2017-12-10T23:38:00.610224-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.1985
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research: Taking Stock and looking ahead
    • Authors: Pablo Muñoz; Boyd Cohen
      Abstract: The recognition of entrepreneurship as a solution to, rather than a cause of, environmental degradation and social inequality moved the field to identify a new type of entrepreneurial activity, namely sustainable entrepreneurship. Scholarly interest has spiked in recent years; however, aside from its aspirational appeal, there remains a lack of understanding of the nature of the phenomenon and the future of sustainable entrepreneurship in theory and practice. This review seeks to provide a conceptual basis for stimulating scholarly thought and improving our collective understanding of sustainable entrepreneurship as a distinct subdomain within entrepreneurship research. Based on boundary definition and delineation of main features, this review critically discusses the main challenges ahead and elaborates on the research implications and future research directions beyond current, dominant approaches to entrepreneurial action. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-11-13T04:30:24.287323-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2000
  • Stakeholder Engagement in Sustainable Enterprise: Evolving a Conceptual
           Framework, and a Case Study of ITC
    • Authors: Periyasami Anbarasan; Sushil
      Abstract: An intensive debate has been occurring among academics, consultants and corporate executives, resulting in many definitions of a more humane, more ethical and more transparent manner of conducting business. They have created, supported or criticized related concepts such as sustainable development, corporate citizenship, sustainable entrepreneurship, the triple bottom line, business ethics and corporate social responsibility (Van Marrewijk, ). In the midst of LPG (liberalization, privatization and globalization), with market expansion occurring and the customer base needing to be widened for long-term profitability, can enterprise opt for sustainability through the stakeholder approach' Interestingly, the ITC (Imperial Tobacco Company) is a firm committed to the core values of sustainable development in agrobusiness and in other activities, which has made the corporation well known for its stand on sustainability. Hence, this study begins with a brief literature review on sustainable enterprise and an introduction to familiarize the reader with the case organization, to examine what has made the ITC remain a stalwart in sustainable development and to identify the factors that drive the ITC's vision of sustainability. Based on the identified factors, total interpretive structural modeling (TISM) has been used to evolve a framework of sustainable enterprises on the star model (Sushil, ), which explains the customer and the government as driving factors for sustainability along with the triple bottom line. To validate our study, data on surrogate measures of some of the variables have been taken from the annual reports of the ITC and the validation is performed using linear regression analysis. Finally, the future research scope and limitations of the study are discussed. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-11-09T20:15:33.957094-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.1999
  • Linking Environmental Management to Environmental Performance: The
           Interactive Role of Industry Context
    • Authors: Julia Hartmann; Stephan Vachon
      Abstract: In the past, corporate sustainability scholars advocated that, for many firms, environmental management could turn into a valuable capability conferring a competitive advantage. However, little attention has been paid to the role of the industry context and its influence on the relationship between environmental management and organizational performance. In this study, we examine the effect on this relationship of three contextual variables: munificence, dynamism and complexity. Drawing on longitudinal data from 336 firms representing 30 industries, we find that munificence enhances the degree to which a firm can leverage its environmental management capabilities to improve environmental performance. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T02:20:30.319743-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2003
  • How Does Sustainable Development of Supply Chains Make Firms Lean, Green
           and Profitable' A Resource Orchestration Perspective
    • Authors: Christina W.Y. Wong; Chee Yew Wong, Sakun Boon-itt
      Abstract: This paper theorizes and tests the effects of sustainable development of supply chains on cost-reduction (lean), environmental (green) and financial (profitable) performance. Based on the resource orchestration theory, we argue that internal, supplier and customer sustainable development each orchestrate different types of resource and therefore their effects vary. Structural equation modeling of data from a survey of 203 Thai manufacturers was used to test a new theoretical model. Results confirm that financial performance was achieved through cost reduction created by customer sustainable development supported by internal and supplier sustainable development. On the other hand, better environmental performance created by internal sustainable development generated no financial gains. However, internal, supplier and customer sustainable development positively affected each other, and by acting together they made firms lean, green and profitable. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T02:00:24.144426-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2004
  • Organizational Culture and Environmental Activity Management
    • Authors: Kevin Baird; Sophia Su, Amy Tung
      Abstract: This study uses the mail survey approach to examine the association between four of the Organizational Culture Profile dimensions of O'Reilly et al. (1991) (teamwork, innovation, outcome orientation and attention to detail) and the adoption of environmental activity management (EAM). The findings indicate that three dimensions of organizational culture (teamwork, innovation and attention to detail) exhibit an association with specific dimensions of EAM. Specifically, teamwork is positively associated with the extent of use of environmental activity analysis, innovation is positively associated with the extent of use of both environmental activity cost analysis and environmental activity-based costing (EABC) and attention to detail is positively associated with extent of use of EABC. The findings contribute to the contingency literature examining the factors influencing the adoption of environmental cost initiatives by providing managers with an insight into the organizational culture that is conducive to the implementation of EAM. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T01:50:26.197172-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2006
  • Antecedents of Green Loyalty in the Cruise Industry: Sustainable
           Development and Environmental Management
    • Authors: Heesup Han; Myong Jae Lee, Wansoo Kim
      Abstract: As there is a lack of understanding about cruise travelers' eco-friendly behaviors and knowledge about eco-friendly cruises, this study attempted to examine the role of green value, satisfaction, desire, and internal and external normative factors in building passengers' green loyalty for environmentally responsible cruises. A survey methodology and structural equation modeling were utilized to achieve the research purpose. Data quality assessment revealed that all measures for variables included an adequate level of reliability and validity. Results of the structural analysis indicated that our theoretical framework had a sufficient level of anticipation power for loyalty. The proposed associations among study variables were generally supported. The significant indirect influence of green values and social norms on loyalty was identified. Moreover, the magnitude of the total influence of social norms on loyalty was the greatest among the study constructs. Overall, our findings offer valuable and meaningful insights for cruise researchers and practitioners. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T04:17:00.99422-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.2001
  • Intra-Sectoral Differences in Climate Change Strategies: Evidence from the
           Global Automotive Industry
    • Authors: Matthias Damert; Rupert J. Baumgartner
      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 integrating both market and non-market responses to climate change. We argue that climate change strategies comprise several corporate activities that have different foci of interaction and four main objectives: governance, innovation, compensation and legitimation. Using a global sample of 116 automotive companies, we conduct a cluster analysis and identify four types of strategy. We find that the sophistication of automobile manufacturers' strategies significantly differs from that of suppliers. Regional affiliation and firm size prove to be determinants of the strategy type pursued. We cannot find evidence for a relationship between financial performance and a company's strategic approach to climate change. © 2017 The
      Authors . Business Strategy and the Environment published by ERP Environment and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
      PubDate: 2017-06-06T05:55:21.130464-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/bse.1968
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