Skip to main content

Environmental sustainability orientation and performance of family and nonfamily firms

Adomako, Samuel, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Danso, Albert, Konadu, Renata, Owusu-Agyei, Samuel (2019) Environmental sustainability orientation and performance of family and nonfamily firms. Business Strategy and the Environment, . ISSN 0964-4733. (doi:10.1002/bse.2314) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

PDF - Author's Accepted Manuscript
Restricted to Repository staff only until 31 March 2021.
Contact us about this Publication Download (250kB)
Official URL


Despite the growing research evidence on the effect of environmental sustainability orientation (ESO) on firm outcomes, contingent factors that may influence the strength of this relationship have received little scholarly attention. In this study, we use insights from the literature on ESO and family business to introduce family status and firm age as moderators in the ESOperformance linkage. Using time-lagged data from 253 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana, we found the impact of ESO on firm performance is amplified for nonfamily firms but not significant for family firms. Our evidence suggests it is stronger among older firms than younger ones. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/bse.2314
Uncontrolled keywords: Environmental sustainability; sustainable development; family vs. nonfamily firms; Ghana; Africa; performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2019 09:29 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 09:24 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year