A contingency theory perspective of environmental management:Empirical evidence from entrepreneurial firms

Mahmud, Muaz and Soetanto, Danny and Jack, Sarah (2021) A contingency theory perspective of environmental management:Empirical evidence from entrepreneurial firms. Journal of General Management, 47 (1). pp. 3-17. ISSN 0306-3070

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Abstract

This article examines the roles of organizational structure of decision-making and external pressure in determining the practice of environmental management. Using contingency theory, this study argues that having a decentralized structure, entrepreneurial firms are able to adapt to external pressure while implementing environmental management. The data were drawn from 106 small and medium-sized firms in the United Kingdom. The study found that a decentralized structure is positively associated with the practice of environmental management while external pressure from global awareness and social relationships has less impact on firms’ environmental management. Interestingly, the impact of decentralized structure on environmental management is strengthened in the context of high level of technological dynamic. Overall, the findings of the study have provided some recommendations to theory and practice of environmental management especially in the context of entrepreneurial firms.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of General Management
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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150581
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Deposited On:
08 Jan 2021 13:10
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Yes
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Published
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06 Dec 2021 09:23