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Environmental management practices and environmental performance: The roles of operations and marketing capabilities

Yu, W., Ramanathan, R. (2016) Environmental management practices and environmental performance: The roles of operations and marketing capabilities. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 116 (6). pp. 1201-1222. ISSN 0263-5577. (doi:10.1108/IMDS-09-2015-0380) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an initial analysis of the roles of functional capabilities in adopting environmental management practices (EMP) and improving environmental performance from an organizational capability perspective. Design/methodology/approach – By combing survey data and archival data from 121 UK-based manufacturing firms, this study explores the relationships among functional capabilities (marketing and operations), EMP and environmental performance. Findings – The results show that marketing and operations capabilities significantly affect EMP, which in turn leads to improved environmental performance. More specifically, this study finds that EMP fully mediates the relationship between marketing capability and environmental performance. Practical implications – The results of this study provide guidance for managers considering how to develop environmental capability in order to improve environmental performance. Originality/value – This study addresses a demonstrable gap in the existing literature that few empirical studies have explored the potential effects of functional capabilities on implementing EMP.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/IMDS-09-2015-0380
Uncontrolled keywords: Data envelopment analysis, Marketing capability, Environmental performance, Environmental management practices, Operations capability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Wantao Yu
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 17:53 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53863 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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