Why do emerging market firms engage in voluntary environmental management practices? A strategic choice perspective

Tatoglu, E, Frynas, JG, Bayraktar, E, Demirbag, M, Sahadev, S, Doh, J and Koh, SCL 2019, 'Why do emerging market firms engage in voluntary environmental management practices? A strategic choice perspective' , British Journal Of Management .

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate firms’ decisions to engage in voluntary environmental management (VEM) practices within an emerging market context. Drawing on the strategic choice and the RBV perspectives, we report results from a survey of VEM practices – a specific form of self-governance – drawing on a sample of 519 Turkish firms from various industries to identify important strategic antecedents of firms’ decisions to engage in such practices. We find that as firms become more customer focused, more inclined to pursue a differentiation strategy and subject to a higher level of strategy-oriented stakeholder focus, they tend to implement higher levels of VEM practices, with important implications for research, policy and practice for both emerging and developed markets.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal Of Management
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1045-3172
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Depositing User: S Sahadev
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 14:49
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 09:27
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50329

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