The moderating effect of operations efficiency on the links between environmental performance and financial performance: the UK evidence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/579339
Title:
The moderating effect of operations efficiency on the links between environmental performance and financial performance: the UK evidence
Authors:
Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan ( 0000-0002-8861-2209 ) ; Akanni, Adewole Oluwatomi
Abstract:
Drawing upon the resource-based-view of a firm, we investigate the moderating role of operations efficiency on the link between environmental and financial performance. Extant literature has highlighted that operations efficiency is closely associated with the environmental/financial performance of firms, but no empirical study has investigated how operations efficiency affects the link between environmental and financial performance. We argue that operations efficiency could act as a moderator of this relationship. To test the hypothesized relationships, we have used available secondary quantitative UK data, namely data on the environmental/financial performance of Britain’s most admired companies. By employing moderated regression analysis, we have found strong evidence for the moderating impact of operations efficiency. Our results are useful to managers in that they show that improvements in operations efficiency in a company can also help improve environmental/financial performance and vice versa.
Citation:
Ramanathan, R and Akanni, A. O. (2015) 'The Moderating Effect of Operations Efficiency on the Links between Environmental Performance and Financial Performance: The UK Evidence'. Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy. Vol 4 (1) pp76-102
Publisher:
Korea Technology Innovation Society
Journal:
Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy
Issue Date:
1-May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/579339
DOI:
10.7545/ajip.2015.4.1.076
Additional Links:
http://koreascience.or.kr/journal/view.jsp?kj=GSHSS5&py=2015&vnc=v4n1&sp=76; http://www.ajip.org/journal.do?method=viewFullTextArchive&journalSeq=J000040&menuId=0202&introMenuId=0202&archiveIndex=1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2287-1608; 2287-1616
Sponsors:
We thank the Nottingham Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre for funding this research.
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Ramakrishnanen
dc.contributor.authorAkanni, Adewole Oluwatomien
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-06T08:44:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-06T08:44:10Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05-01en
dc.identifier.citationRamanathan, R and Akanni, A. O. (2015) 'The Moderating Effect of Operations Efficiency on the Links between Environmental Performance and Financial Performance: The UK Evidence'. Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy. Vol 4 (1) pp76-102en
dc.identifier.issn2287-1608en
dc.identifier.issn2287-1616en
dc.identifier.doi10.7545/ajip.2015.4.1.076en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/579339en
dc.description.abstractDrawing upon the resource-based-view of a firm, we investigate the moderating role of operations efficiency on the link between environmental and financial performance. Extant literature has highlighted that operations efficiency is closely associated with the environmental/financial performance of firms, but no empirical study has investigated how operations efficiency affects the link between environmental and financial performance. We argue that operations efficiency could act as a moderator of this relationship. To test the hypothesized relationships, we have used available secondary quantitative UK data, namely data on the environmental/financial performance of Britain’s most admired companies. By employing moderated regression analysis, we have found strong evidence for the moderating impact of operations efficiency. Our results are useful to managers in that they show that improvements in operations efficiency in a company can also help improve environmental/financial performance and vice versa.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the Nottingham Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre for funding this research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKorea Technology Innovation Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://koreascience.or.kr/journal/view.jsp?kj=GSHSS5&py=2015&vnc=v4n1&sp=76en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ajip.org/journal.do?method=viewFullTextArchive&journalSeq=J000040&menuId=0202&introMenuId=0202&archiveIndex=1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Asian Journal of Innovation and Policyen
dc.subjectenvironmental performanceen
dc.subjectfinancial performanceen
dc.subjectoperations efficiencyen
dc.subjectresource-based-viewen
dc.titleThe moderating effect of operations efficiency on the links between environmental performance and financial performance: the UK evidenceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAsian Journal of Innovation and Policyen
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