Determinants of the Firm's Environmental Performance

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Title: Determinants of the Firm's Environmental Performance
Author: Knudsen, Thorbjørn; Koed Madsen, Tage
Abstract: The purpose of the present article is to contribute to a more detailed understanding of the determinants of the firm’s environmental performance. We pursue this aim by formulating a schematic theoretical model including a number of antecedents, mediators and consequences that are important according to the literature on environmental management and corporate greening. In addition, the model includes market orientation and the firm’s level of internationalization as possible determinants of environmental performance. Unfortunately, the previous empirical research on environmental management and corporate greening has not yet developed the measures needed to achieve a reasonable level of construct validity. To fill this gap, we complement previous research by developing and refining the multi-item scales necessary to measure the constructs of our theoretical model. We use a series of nested covariance structure models to test our theoretical model on survey data from 1995 and 1999.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6867
Date: 2004-03-18

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