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Article
Publication date: 16 April 2020

Wenhao Song, Hongyan Yu and Hui Xu

Green human resource management (GHRM) is critical to enhancing the ability of the companies' green innovation, but this link is rarely explored or empirically tested in…

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Abstract

Purpose

Green human resource management (GHRM) is critical to enhancing the ability of the companies' green innovation, but this link is rarely explored or empirically tested in the literature. Drawing upon human capital theory, the study examines a conceptual model that incorporates the effects of green human capital and management environment concern.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from 143 firms in China, and the regression analysis and bootstrapping test were used to assess the hypothesis.

Findings

Our findings indicate that GHRM can positively influence green innovation, and green human capital mediated the link between GHRM and green innovation. In addition, management environment concern moderates the effect of GHRM on green human capital. The results further explore that the indirect effect of GHRM on green innovation through green human capital is significant for the firms with a high management environment concern, but not for this relationship with a low management environment concern.

Originality/value

The findings further extend the scope of GHRM research, and theoretical and practical implications of GHRM are presented to enhance environment sustainability.

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European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

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Article
Publication date: 6 June 2016

Marilia Bonzanini Bossle, Marcia Dutra De Barcellos and Luciana Marques Vieira

The purpose of this paper is to analyse how internal and external factors can influence on the adoption of eco-innovation by food companies. Although innovation and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse how internal and external factors can influence on the adoption of eco-innovation by food companies. Although innovation and sustainability are relevant concepts, they are not being considered together in the literature. Hereof, eco-innovation encloses both approaches.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey with 581 Brazilian companies was conducted. The structure of influential internal and external factors was analysed by an exploratory factor analysis, and the relations between groups of variables identified in the study were verified through regression analysis. Environmental capability, environmental managerial concern and human resources were internal factors investigated in this study, and regulatory and normative pressures, cooperation and government support were the external factors.

Findings

Human resources was the most important internal factor, followed by environmental managerial concern and environmental capability. Collaboration was the most important external factor, followed by normative pressures and environmental regulations, while government support was seen as deficient. Companies stated that these factors were important to adopt environmental practices and increase performance.

Practical implications

Understanding why food companies adopt eco-innovation will help policy makers to develop specific actions to promote eco-innovations. For managers, it can be a relevant tool to identify which factors to invest, if the company is eco-strategizing. Hiring committed staff, top management green consciousness and collaboration with key stakeholders can boost sustainability.

Originality/value

This study brings an innovative approach with robust theoretical support in a comprehensive conceptual model, gathering and investigating all relevant internal and external factors in the literature. Those factors are used in an integrated way in the final model for the empirical investigation, while the literature generally emphasizes only external factors.

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British Food Journal, vol. 118 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Article
Publication date: 3 May 2022

Hashim Zameer and Humaira Yasmeen

The purpose of this study is to explore the role of environmental awareness, environmental concerns, and green innovation toward green purchase intentions. This paper…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore the role of environmental awareness, environmental concerns, and green innovation toward green purchase intentions. This paper theoretically extends the existing knowledge on the subject matter and adds value to the existing knowledge.

Design/methodology/approach

Based upon the existing literature and relevant theories the study developed several assumptions/hypotheses. To test the hypothesis, a comprehensive data set that was collected through online survey method was utilized. For the empirical analysis the study employed structural equation modeling technique.

Findings

The results from the study indicated that environmental awareness significantly reinforce green purchase intentions. Whereas, the authors could not find evidence for the direct influence of green innovation on green purchase intentions. The analysis show, green product knowledge and environmental concerns partially mediate the relationship among environmental awareness and green purchase intentions. However, green product knowledge and environmental concerns fully mediate the relationship among green innovation and green purchase intentions.

Originality/value

The study measures the role of green innovation, environmental awareness, environmental concerns, and green product knowledge toward green purchase intentions which is pivotal for sustainable consumption. Similarly, the study adds value to the existing research on the management of environmental awareness and protection through reinforcing green purchases.

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Marketing Intelligence & Planning, vol. 40 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-4503

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Article
Publication date: 7 June 2013

Elena Fraj, Eva Martínez and Jorge Matute

Following the natural resource based view of the firm, this paper seeks to analyse the influence of a green marketing strategy on the performance of business‐to‐business…

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Purpose

Following the natural resource based view of the firm, this paper seeks to analyse the influence of a green marketing strategy on the performance of business‐to‐business organisations. Also, it aims to explore the role of organisational resources as drivers of proactive environmental management.

Design/methodology/approach

A model based on structural equations with partial least squares analysis is used to test the hypotheses. This model was tested on a sample of 181 industrial organisations.

Findings

The findings confirm that managers indirectly play a key role in the design and development of green marketing strategies through the integration of environmental values into the organisational culture. They also reveal that, while market‐oriented practices directly determine economic performance, internally oriented activities indirectly influence financial results through the improvement of the firm's environmental performance.

Research limitations/implications

This research partially integrates organisational resources as drivers of environmental behaviour, and does not explore the role of capabilities. The article proposes different implications considering the competitive consequences of a green marketing strategy.

Practical implications

The article includes different practical implications about the effect of different environmental practices on different dimensions of organisational performance. It sheds light on the controversial link between environmental proactivity and performance.

Originality/value

This research tests empirically some of the theoretical underpinnings of the natural resource based view of the company in an under‐researched context like the business‐to‐business context.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 28 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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Article
Publication date: 19 September 2018

Pramono Hari Adi and Wiwiek Rabiatul Adawiyah

This paper aims to investigate the environmental marketing orientation of Muslim entrepreneurs and looks at its relationship with environmental marketing and…

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Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the environmental marketing orientation of Muslim entrepreneurs and looks at its relationship with environmental marketing and organizational performance in the context of small and medium enterprises in Indonesian. The study also examines the role of religiosity as a moderator on the relationship between environmental marketing orientation and green marketing.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is empirical and quantitative in nature. The sample of the study is Muslim entrepreneurs in West Java and Central Java Indonesia. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and partial least square analysis.

Findings

Environmental orientation has a positive relationship with environmental marketing and operational and economic performance. Nonetheless, the study suggests no significant influence of environmental marketing on commercial performance due to “greenwashing” practices. Religiosity appears to moderate the relationship between environmental orientation and environmental marketing practices.

Research limitations/implications

The lack of papers on Islamic marketing makes the depth of discussion somewhat limited.

Practical implications

The recommendation of this study provides a new path to the local government in mitigating the issue of environmental destructions occurring because of entrepreneurs’ business practices. This study has demonstrated the importance of cultivating religious values among society and specifically entrepreneurs as moral guidelines to further strengthen ethical behavior while conducting businesses. The government may endorse more teaching hours on Islamic curriculum at school to create the generation of religious entrepreneurs.

Social implications

The act of preserving the environments while conducting businesses is one form of worship in Islam as such we call for the elaboration and application of strategies to instill the paradigm of excellent merchants among Muslim.

Originality/value

This paper is the first of its kind which empirically testing the relationship between environmental marketing and firms performance with religiosity as a moderator among Muslim entrepreneurs in Indonesia.

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Journal of Islamic Marketing, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0833

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Book part
Publication date: 13 October 2017

Urša Golob, Mateja Kos Koklič, Renata Slabe Erker, Nika Murovec, Marko Ogorevc, Tjaša Bartolj and Vesna Zabkar

The aim of this chapter is to explore sustainability research and findings in Slovenia, including Slovenia’s paths toward sustainable future on three different levels…

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The aim of this chapter is to explore sustainability research and findings in Slovenia, including Slovenia’s paths toward sustainable future on three different levels: situational or macro-level, transformational or mezzo-level and action formation or micro-level. Changes toward sustainability can only be made through the interaction of all levels. Besides the economic situation, both environmental and social dimensions are also important parts of sustainability. Slovenian consumers tend to be aware of sustainability issues and have formed positive attitudes about this concern, which is also reflected at the macro-level indices, indicating Slovenia’s sustainable position compared to other countries in Eastern and Southern Europe. Some sustainability guidelines, albeit not necessarily systematic activities, are adopted by companies and thus are moving the Slovenian economy forward in this area. This chapter can serve as a basis to develop some general pointers of how sustainability in Slovenia can be further addressed and developed.

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Green Economy in the Western Balkans
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-499-6

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Article
Publication date: 13 May 2022

Raghad Aldaas, Rosmah Mohamed, Mass Hareeza Ali and Noor Azlin Ismail

The research aimed to study the influence of green human resources management practices (GHRMPs) on green supply chain management (GSCM) and environmental performance…

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Purpose

The research aimed to study the influence of green human resources management practices (GHRMPs) on green supply chain management (GSCM) and environmental performance while examining how those green practices affect environmental performance.

Design/methodology/approach

The study investigated 314 cases (responses) from the small and medium-sized enterprises belonging to the service sector from an emergent economy (i.e. Oman). The study model was developed based on the theory of resource-based view and the theory of ability, motivation and opportunity. The structural equation modeling was used for hypotheses testing using SmartPLS 3 software.

Findings

Based on the findings, green hiring and green training and innovation have a positive and significant effect on GSCM, while both of them have no effect on environmental performance. Further, green performance management and compensation positively influenced the environmental performance but not GSCM. Furthermore, GSCM significantly and positively influenced environmental performance.

Originality/value

GHRMPs and GSCM can enhance environmental performance. Organizations should consider this interesting finding if they aim to reduce their negative environmental effect, conserve energy, prevent pollution and recycle garbage. Despite the fact that the present environment-friendly culture is still in its infancy, it adds uniqueness to this research by investigating the phenomenon's importance.

Article
Publication date: 21 June 2021

Aarif Mohd Sheikh

The term “social innovation” refers to interorganizational activity ostensibly designed to address environmental issues. Green intellectual capital (IC) has been…

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Purpose

The term “social innovation” refers to interorganizational activity ostensibly designed to address environmental issues. Green intellectual capital (IC) has been considered to be a vitally important mechanism for companies to move towards green production. By adopting the Intellectual capital-based view (ICV) as the underpinning theory, this study aims to investigate the green intellectual capital and social innovation tie-up.

Design/methodology/approach

A quantitative research approach was adopted in this study. The mail survey was used to collect data from managers of 509 manufacturing units operating in J&K, India. The study model was tested using structural equation modeling (SEM).

Findings

Based on the SEM results, the key factors that significantly influence social innovation were green human capital and green structural capital. The results also posited that green relational capital was not significantly related to social innovation.

Originality/value

As revealed by the existing literature, no similar work has been done yet. Therefore, this study's originality lies in its exploration of green intellectual capital (IC) and social innovation interplay in an environmentally sensitive sector, manufacturing. Besides, this study offers insights to academics and practitioners in the manufacturing sector, especially in emerging economies.

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Journal of Intellectual Capital, vol. 23 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1469-1930

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Article
Publication date: 16 November 2010

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Andrew Black, Prithwiraj Nath and Luc Muyldermans

The role of environmental regulations in inducing innovation and improving performance has been studied in the literature. However, there have been no studies in the UK…

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Purpose

The role of environmental regulations in inducing innovation and improving performance has been studied in the literature. However, there have been no studies in the UK using statistical data. This paper aims to study the links among regulations, innovation and performance in the UK using sector level data.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper used structural equation modelling to study the links among the three variables simultaneously.

Findings

The analysis indicates that environmental regulations in the UK are significant in improving economic performance of the industrial sectors. They also find that, in the short run, environmental regulations negatively influence innovation, and innovation negatively influences economic performance in these sectors.

Practical implications

The results have implications both for policy makers and firms in the UK industrial sector. For policy makers, environmental regulations have generally improved economic performance. For firms, the study shows that sufficient planning in meeting government's environment standards can help improve their economic performance.

Originality/value

This is the first study in the UK to explore simultaneously the links among the three variables: environmental regulations, innovation, and performance, using secondary sector level data.

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Management Decision, vol. 48 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 3 May 2016

Julia Puaschunder

Global systemic risks of climate change, overindebtedness in the aftermath of the 2008/2009 World Financial Crisis and the need for pension reform in the wake of an aging…

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Purpose

Global systemic risks of climate change, overindebtedness in the aftermath of the 2008/2009 World Financial Crisis and the need for pension reform in the wake of an aging western world population, currently raise attention for intergenerational fairness. Pressing social dilemmas beyond the control of singular nation states call for corporate social activities to back governmental regulation in crisis mitigation. The purpose of this paper is to promote the idea of intergenerational equity in the corporate world.

Design/methodology/approach

Theoretical description.

Findings

In the given literature on global responsible leadership in the corporate sector and contemporary corporate social responsibility (CSR) models, intergenerational equity appears to have been neglected. While the notion of sustainability has been integrated in CSR models, intergenerational equity has hardly been touched on as for being a more legal case for codifying the triple bottom line.

Practical implications

Advocating for integrating intergenerational equity concerns in CSR models in academia and practice holds untapped advantages of economically influential corporate entities, corporate adaptability and independence from voting cycles.

Social implications

Integrating a temporal dimension in contemporary CSR helps imbuing a longer-term perspective into the corporate world alongside advancing tax ethics and global governance crises prevention.

Originality/value

Future research avenues comprise of investigating situational factors influencing intergenerational leadership in the international arena in order to advance the idea of corporations tackling the most pressing contemporary challenges of mankind.

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Annals in Social Responsibility, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-3515

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