Understanding complexity: the curvilinear relationship between environmental performance and firm performance

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/600437
Title:
Understanding complexity: the curvilinear relationship between environmental performance and firm performance
Authors:
Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan ( 0000-0002-8861-2209 )
Abstract:
The nature of the relationship between environmental performance (EP) and firm performance (FP) of corporations is a long standing and contentious issue in the literature. This study is intended to advance this debate by arguing for the existence of curvilinear relationship and empirically testing the same using survey data on UK manufacturing firms. FP is captured in terms of growth in sales and market share. Our results show evidence for a quadratic relationship—as firms improve their EP, they seem to achieve much higher levels of FP. These results are consistent with the resource-based view of a firm; as firms engage in EP activities, they are able to gain inimitable knowledge that helps in further learning to further improve performance. Based on our results, we suggest that new studies focus on strategies to extend the period of increasing returns and maximizing the benefits of the positive association between EP and FP.
Citation:
Ramanathan, R. (2016) 'Understanding complexity: the curvilinear relationship between environmental performance and firm performance' Journal of Business Ethics First online: 26 February 2016
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Journal of Business Ethics
Issue Date:
26-Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/600437
DOI:
10.1007/s10551-016-3088-8
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10551-016-3088-8
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0167-4544; 1573-0697
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Ramakrishnanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-01T10:53:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-01T10:53:51Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-26en
dc.identifier.citationRamanathan, R. (2016) 'Understanding complexity: the curvilinear relationship between environmental performance and firm performance' Journal of Business Ethics First online: 26 February 2016en
dc.identifier.issn0167-4544en
dc.identifier.issn1573-0697en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10551-016-3088-8en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/600437en
dc.description.abstractThe nature of the relationship between environmental performance (EP) and firm performance (FP) of corporations is a long standing and contentious issue in the literature. This study is intended to advance this debate by arguing for the existence of curvilinear relationship and empirically testing the same using survey data on UK manufacturing firms. FP is captured in terms of growth in sales and market share. Our results show evidence for a quadratic relationship—as firms improve their EP, they seem to achieve much higher levels of FP. These results are consistent with the resource-based view of a firm; as firms engage in EP activities, they are able to gain inimitable knowledge that helps in further learning to further improve performance. Based on our results, we suggest that new studies focus on strategies to extend the period of increasing returns and maximizing the benefits of the positive association between EP and FP.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10551-016-3088-8en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Business Ethicsen
dc.subjectenvironmental performanceen
dc.subjectfirm performanceen
dc.subjectcurvilinear relationshipen
dc.subjectresource-based viewen
dc.subjectN100 Business studiesen
dc.titleUnderstanding complexity: the curvilinear relationship between environmental performance and firm performanceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Business Ethicsen
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