Contribution of stakeholder theory in the management of environmental quality of Algerian firms

Leila Boubaker (Research Laboratory in Industrial Prevention at the Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna, Batna, Algeria)
Mebarek Djebabra (Research Laboratory in Industrial Prevention at the Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna, Batna, Algeria)
Saadia Saadi (Research Laboratory in Industrial Prevention at the Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna, Batna, Algeria)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Publication date: 8 April 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the environmental behaviour of the Algerian firms, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, showing how the involvement of stakeholders may change this behaviour.

Design/methodology/approach

In order to set the environmental quality management (EQM), the paper has first been inspired by a mobilisation grid which has allowed the authors to evaluate the degree of dialogue between the stakeholders and the SONATRACH Group which constitutes the case study. Then, the various interviews held at the six sites of this group have allowed to determine the percentage rate of the stakeholders’ mobilisation.

Findings

The suggested approach highlights two field studies. First, the aim was to check the mobilisation of the stakeholders of the SONATRACH Group. Then, in order to confirm the importance of mobilising the stakeholders for a better environmental integration, the authors had to evaluate the EQM by measuring the response rate of these stakeholders in percentages.

Research limitations/implications

The contribution makes it possible to emphasise the contribution of stakeholder theory in environmental construction based on the mobilisation of stakeholders.

Practical implications

In Algeria, some production sites are ranked as polluting. For this research work, the paper has chosen the sites of the SONATRACH multinational. Being conscious of the importance of integrating the environmental dimension, the group has carried out real changes by involving all stakeholders.

Originality/value

The objective of this paper is to show the importance of mobilising the stakeholders who play a role in resolving economic and/or environmental issues to help the Algerian firms improve their environmental situation.

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Citation

Boubaker, L., Djebabra, M. and Saadi, S. (2014), "Contribution of stakeholder theory in the management of environmental quality of Algerian firms", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 335-351. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-01-2013-0003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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