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Does GHRM spur business performance via green corporate citizenship, green corporate reputation and environmental performance?

Abigail Opoku Mensah (Department of Management, School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana)
Ebenezer Afum (Transportation Engineering College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China)
Evelyn Ama Sam (Department of Business and Management, Luiss Guido Carli, Rome, Italy)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 25 May 2021

Issue publication date: 22 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study investigates the effect of green human resource management (GHRM) on green corporate citizenship (GCC), green corporate reputation (GCR), environmental performance (EP) and business performance (BP). The study further examines the mediation roles of GCC, GCR and EP between the direct paths.

Design/methodology/approach

Data for the study is solicited from 185 managers from Ghanaian oil and gas companies. Partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) is applied to test all hypotheses.

Findings

The results suggest that GHRM has a significant positive effect on GCC, green reputation, environmental and BPs. The mediation analysis further shows that, unlike EP which plays no mediation role, GCC and green reputation play complementary partial mediation role between GHRM and BP. Moreover, GCC mediates the relationship between GHRM and EP.

Originality/value

Aside from magnifying environmental management and the GHRM literature, this study is among the few that investigates the connection role between GHRM, GCC, green reputation, environmental and BPs, especially from direct effects and mediation analysis standpoint.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the Editor and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions.

Citation

Opoku Mensah, A., Afum, E. and Sam, E.A. (2021), "Does GHRM spur business performance via green corporate citizenship, green corporate reputation and environmental performance?", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 681-699. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-01-2021-0004

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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