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Published on Nov 13, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
George Ferns1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Cardiff University),
Kenneth Amaeshi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Edin.: University of Edinburgh),
Aliette Lambert2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Exeter)
This study explores how paradoxical tensions between economic growth and environmental protection are avoided through organizational mythmaking. By examining the European oil and gas supermajors’ ‘‘CEOspeak’’ about climate change, we show how mythmaking facilitates the disregarding, diverting, and/or displacing of sustainability tensions. In doing so, our findings further illustrate how certain defensive responses are employed: (1) regression, or retreating to the comforts of past familiarities,...
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Published on Oct 17, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Jeremy Galbreath21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Curtin University)
Little research has considered the potential influence of distant, external pressures on the implementation of firms’ ‘green’ innovations, nor how internal firm resources might moderate this relationship. By combining institutional and resource-based theories and examining 649 firms in Australia, I find that export intensity is positively associated with green innovations. Further, as women in leadership roles increase in firms, the relationship strengthens between export intensity and green inn...
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Published on Nov 11, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Frederik Dahlmann5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Warw.: University of Warwick),
Layla Branicki4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Macquarie University),
Stephen Brammer36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Macquarie University)
Addressing climate change is among the most challenging ethical issues facing contemporary business and society. Unsustainable business activities are causing significant distributional and procedural injustices in areas such as public health and vulnerability to extreme weather events, primarily because of a distinction between primary emitters and those already experiencing the impacts of climate change. Business, as a significant contributor to climate change and beneficiary of externalizing ...
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Published on Oct 16, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Kathleen Herbohn14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UQ: University of Queensland),
Ru Gao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UQ: University of Queensland),
Peter Clarkson27
Estimated H-index: 27
(SFU: Simon Fraser University)
Banks face a dilemma in choosing between maximising profits and facilitating the sustainable use of resources within a carbon-constrained future. This study provides empirical evidence on this dilemma, investigating whether a bank loan announcement for a firm with high carbon risk conveys information to investors about the firm’s carbon risk exposure collected through a bank’s pre-loan screening and ongoing monitoring. We use a sample of 120 bank loan announcements for ASX-listed firms over the ...
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Published on Oct 10, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Wenlong He2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UIBE: Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade),
Rui Shen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(PKU: Peking University)
While a growing body of literature has examined the link between green activities and firm innovation, little attention has been paid to the underlying mechanisms through which green activities take effect. This paper leverages the context of ISO 14001 certification among Chinese listed firms to investigate how the certification of environmental management system (EMS) to ISO 14001 shapes corporate technological innovation. Drawing from the resource-based view and the resource management perspec...
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Published on Oct 10, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Leif Atle Beisland8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Agder),
Bert D’Espallier3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Roy Mersland20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Agder)
Recent research suggests that many microfinance institutions increasingly focus on financial performance at the expense of the social component of their dual objectives. Existing studies typically assume that capital providers and managers mainly drive this so-called mission drift. In this study, we investigate whether ‘personal mission drift’ at the credit officer level can further explain the reduced emphasis on poorer clients among microfinance institutions. We present both qualitative and qu...
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Published on Sep 18, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Joel Marcus6
Estimated H-index: 6
(York University),
Jason Roy5
Estimated H-index: 5
(WLU: Wilfrid Laurier University)
Understanding the individual-level factors associated with sustainable behaviour in the workplace is important to advance corporate ethics and sustainability efforts. In two studies, we simultaneously assess the role of core values and personality traits in relation to a broad set of sustainability actions, both beneficial and harmful. Results from a student sample (N = 411) and then a national sample (N = 639) confirm that values and personality are distinct constructs that incrementally and di...
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Published on Dec 21, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Swarnodeep Homroy1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UG: University of Groningen),
Aurelie Cecile Dominique Slechten2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Lancaster University)
We examine the resource provision role of the board of directors in ensuring substantive corporate sustainability practices. Specifically, we examine two channels of resource provision (i.e., the presence of non-executive directors with previous experience in environmental issues—EEDs—and network connections of EEDs) that can affect a firm’s ethical and environmental behavior. Using greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data from FTSE 350 firms, as a measure of environmental performance, we show that t...
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Published on Oct 20, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Philipp Borgstedt2
Estimated H-index: 2
(WWU: University of Münster),
Ann-Marie Nienaber5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Coventry University)
+ 1 AuthorsG Schewe7
Estimated H-index: 7
(WWU: University of Münster)
Ecological objectives in environmental reports usually promise a high degree of environmental responsibilities in a company’s activities. Several studies have already highlighted that most companies do not keep their promises since stakeholders’ expectations and a company’s capabilities for internal adjustments do not always match. Thus, a company might use strategic reporting in order not to endanger its legitimacy. However, no study so far has demonstrated how companies use different legitimac...
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Published on Dec 11, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Pascal Paillé17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Laval University),
Nicolas Raineri1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NEOMA Business School),
Olivier Boiral6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Laval University)
The current literature on environmental sustainability acknowledges that habits are often shaped in private life and that experiences with environmental activities in a non-work setting positively influence environmental behaviors in the work domain. However, the conditions that lead individuals to behave responsibly at work based on their environmental commitment outside the workplace remain poorly understood. We address this issue by pursuing two objectives. First, we outline archetypes of env...
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