Stakeholder integration, environmental sustainability orientation, and financial performance

Danso, Albert, Adomako, Samuel, Lartey, Theophilus, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Owusu-Yirenkyi, Diana (2019) Stakeholder integration, environmental sustainability orientation, and financial performance. Journal of Business Research, . ISSN 0148-2963. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.02.038) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Despite the growing research on the influence of stakeholder integration on organizational outcomes, our understanding of the specific firm-level conditionsthat may mediate the relationship between stakeholder integration and financial performance is lacking. Using primary data gathered from 233 small and medium-sized enterprises in Ghana, we found empirical support for our contention that the link between stakeholder integration and financial performance is mediated by a firm’s environmental sustainability orientation. In addition, our study demonstrated that competitive intensity moderates the indirect relationship between stakeholder integration and financial performance in such a way that the indirect effect through environmental sustainability orientation is stronger for higher levels of industry competition. We discuss theoretical and managerial implications of these findings.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.02.038
Uncontrolled keywords: stakeholder integration; environmental sustainability orientation; competitive; intensity; financial performance; Ghana
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 16:35 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 09:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72197 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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