Kola-Lawal, CO, Wood, MD, Alo, B and Clark, AP 2014, 'Factors in organisational environmental management system implementation – Developed vs. Developing country contexts' , Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 2 (4) , pp. 408-421.
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Country specificities and national cultures influence Environmental Management Systems (EMS) implementation and pro-environmental behaviour in organisations. Previous studies have focused on organisations in developed or emerging economies, creating a need to establish the extent to which findings are applicable to developing counterparts. This paper presents EMS implementation from a developing country perspective, reporting on EMS implementation factors (drivers, benefits, barriers) affecting Nigerian organisations’ pro-environmental behaviour, by analysing questionnaire responses from 136 Nigerian organisational respondents. Most commonly cited drivers were ‘environmental concern’ and ‘desire for improved organisational efficiency’. Key barriers were ‘cost of implementation/budget barriers’ and ‘regulatory agency bureaucracy’. Key benefits were ‘reduced environmental accidents and improved site safety’, ‘enhanced corporate image’ and ‘more efficient resource use’. To situate findings within a global construct, results were compared with previous studies in more developed economies. EMS implementation factors differed from those in more developed economies. Plausible explanations for differences are discussed.
|Themes:||Built and Human Environment|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems|
|Publisher:||International Centre for Sustainable Developmen of Energy, Water and Environment Systems|
|Funders:||Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)|
|Depositing User:||Dr Mike Wood|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jul 2015 16:44|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2015 16:44|
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