Improving environmental performance through unit-level organizational citizenship behaviors for the environment: A capability perspective

Alt, Elisa and Spitzeck, Heiko (2016) Improving environmental performance through unit-level organizational citizenship behaviors for the environment: A capability perspective. Journal of Environmental Management, 182 (1). pp. 48-58. ISSN 0301-4797

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Abstract

Organizational citizenship behaviors for the environment (OCBEs) are increasingly advocated as a means of complementing formal practices in improving environmental performance. Adopting a capability perspective, we propose that a firm's employee involvement capability translates into environmental performance through the manifestation of unit-level OCBEs, and that this relationship is amplified by a shared vision capability. In a cross-country and multi-industry sample of 170 firms, we find support for our hypotheses, shedding light on contextual determinants of OCBEs, and on how firms may engender a positive relationship between top-down environmental initiatives and bottom-up behaviors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Corporate greening, Employee involvement, Environmental performance, Informal behaviors, Organizational citizenship behaviors, Shared vision
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Dr Elisa Alt
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 09:51
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 09:29
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/700602

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