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Organizational Culture and Environmental Performance

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  • Hussain Bakhsh Magsi

    (Putra Business School, University Putra Malaysia, Serdeng 43400, Malaysia
    Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal 90150, Pakistan)

  • Tze San Ong

    (Faculty of Economics and Management, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia)

  • Jo Ann Ho

    (Faculty of Economics and Management, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia)

  • Ahmad Fahmi Sheikh Hassan

    (Faculty of Economics and Management, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia)

Abstract

Because it has become more and more urgent for organizations to implement environmental strategies with the support of organizational culture, this study considers it necessary to conduct an empirical study to examine the impact of organizational culture on environmental performance. Synthesizing the perspectives of organizational culture and environmental performance, we applied a theoretical model in the manufacturing industry of Pakistan linking an organizational culture that supports environmental practices for better environmental performance. Based on a survey of 314 manufacturing firms, using Smart-PLS, the current study found that adaptability, mission and consistency positively affect environmental performance. However, involvement does not have an effect on environmental performance. Additionally, organizational culture as a latent variable has a strong impact on environmental performance. The study is one of the first, to the author’s knowledge that links OC and EP in a developing economy, in this case Pakistan.

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  • Hussain Bakhsh Magsi & Tze San Ong & Jo Ann Ho & Ahmad Fahmi Sheikh Hassan, 2018. "Organizational Culture and Environmental Performance," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 10(8), pages 1-17, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:10:y:2018:i:8:p:2690-:d:161199
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