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Climate change, responsible leadership and organizational commitment: An experience from Egypt

Mohamed Mousa (Oulun Yliopisto, Oulu, Finland)
Vesa Puhakka (Oulun Yliopisto, Oulu, Finland)
Hala A. Abdelgaffar (Estonian Business School, Tallinn, Estonia)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 8 March 2019

Issue publication date: 9 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to focus on physicians in the four public hospitals located in the October province of Egypt in an attempt to explore the effect of climate change on physicians’ affective, continuance and normative commitment with and without mediating the role of responsible leadership.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 360 physicians were contacted and all of them received a set of questionnaires. After two follow-ups, a total of 240 responses were collected with a response rate of 66.67 percent. Multiple regressions were employed to show how much variation in affective, continuance and normative commitment can be explained by climate change with and without the mediation of responsible leadership.

Findings

The findings show a statistically negative effect for climate change on physicians’ three approaches of organizational commitment (affective, continuance and normative). Furthermore, the statistical analysis proved that having responsible leaders in hospitals has a negligible effect on the relationship between climate change and the affective, continuance and normative commitment.

Originality/value

This paper contributes by filling a gap in environment and organization literature, in which empirical studies on the relationship between climate change and organizational commitment have been limited until now.

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Citation

Mousa, M., Puhakka, V. and Abdelgaffar, H.A. (2019), "Climate change, responsible leadership and organizational commitment: An experience from Egypt", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 30 No. 5, pp. 945-962. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-11-2018-0198

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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