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Effect of environmental management accounting practices on organizational performance: role of process innovation as a mediating variable

Ria Nelly Sari (Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia)
Aura Pratadina (Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia)
Rita Anugerah (Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia)
Kamaliah Kamaliah (Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia)
Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi (Accounting Research Institute, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia)

Business Process Management Journal

ISSN: 1463-7154

Article publication date: 27 October 2020

Issue publication date: 3 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to determine (1) the effect of environmental management accounting on organizational performance and (2) the mediating effect of process innovation on the relationship between environmental management accounting and organizational performance.

Design/methodology/approach

This research uses survey methods designed for management accountants of large manufacturing companies in Indonesia. Data from 123 respondents were analyzed using the WarpPLS.

Findings

The implementation of environmental management accounting exerted a positive effect on organizational performance. It is evident that the implementation of environmental management accounting encourages companies to innovate processes which will improve how well the organization performs.

Research limitations/implications

These findings still contained several limitations such as data were only collected from one province in Indonesia, and so the findings might not be generalizable to other provinces in Indonesia. Also, the number of variables studied only involved three. The study only focused on certain dimensions of environmental management accounting without considering other dimensions in-depth.

Practical implications

These findings extend the literature on environmental management accounting and demonstrate, from a practical perspective, environmental management accounting (EMA), which prioritizes the environment, will encourage companies to innovate their processes so that they are more environmentally friendly; EMA recognizes the important role of accountants in managing environmental issues.

Originality/value

This study documents the importance of environmental management accounting to assist companies in getting accurate information on environmental issues and environmental costs.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to express our appreciation to editor and two anonymous reviewers for their constructive feedback. We gratefully acknowledge Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Riau Indonesia for financial support of this study.

Citation

Sari, R.N., Pratadina, A., Anugerah, R., Kamaliah, K. and Sanusi, Z.M. (2021), "Effect of environmental management accounting practices on organizational performance: role of process innovation as a mediating variable", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 1296-1314. https://doi.org/10.1108/BPMJ-06-2020-0264

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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