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Relation between management's behavioural intentions toward the environment and environmental actions


  • Maria Luz Martin-Pena
  • Eloisa Diaz-Garrido
  • Jose Maria Sanchez-Lopez


Drawing on Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behaviour, this paper analyses whether there is a relation between management's behavioural intentions toward an environmental problem and the company's specific actions in this area, and also considers the impact of the company size on these actions. For the data, a questionnaire was sent to 184 managers employed in industrial companies located in Spain which belonged to the automobile industry. The empirical analysis produces positive and significant regression coefficients and provides support for the hypotheses proposed. Specifically, the results show that the environmental actions carried out in the company respond at least in part to management's behavioural intentions toward these issues and the size of the firm.

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  • Maria Luz Martin-Pena & Eloisa Diaz-Garrido & Jose Maria Sanchez-Lopez, 2010. "Relation between management's behavioural intentions toward the environment and environmental actions," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 53(3), pages 297-315.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:53:y:2010:i:3:p:297-315
    DOI: 10.1080/09640561003612866

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