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Managerial Attitude Towards the Natural Environment and Environmental Sustainability Expenditure

Adomako, Samuel, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph (2021) Managerial Attitude Towards the Natural Environment and Environmental Sustainability Expenditure. Journal of Cleaner Production, 326 . Article Number 129384. ISSN 0959-6526. (doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.129384) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:90969)

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Drawing on environmental sustainability and indigenous conservationism literature, we examine the influence of chief executive officers’ (CEOs) beliefs on firms’ sustainability expenditure through the mediating mechanism of managerial attitudes towards the natural environment. Using data collected from 494 small and medium-sized enterprises in a developing country, we found that superstition positively affects managerial attitudes towards the national environment and this relationship is moderated by gender, such that the relationship is amplified for female chief executive officers (CEOs). In addition, the results suggest that the effect of superstition on sustainability expenditure is mediated by managerial attitudes towards the natural environment. The implications for sustainability literature and practices are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.129384
Uncontrolled keywords: Africa; Ghana; environmental sustainability; superstition; managerial attitudes
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2021 12:09 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 12:40 UTC
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