Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Enhancing ecopreneurship through an environmental management system : a longitudinal analysis of factors leading to proactive employee behaviour
Authors: Pichel, Kerstin
DOI: 10.4337/9781848441552.00015
Published in: Sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship
Editors of the parent work: Wüstenhagen, Rolf
Hamschmidt, Jost
Sharma, Sanjay
Starik, Mark
Page(s): 141
Pages to: 196
Issue Date: 2008
Series: New perspectives in research on corporate sustainability
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Edward Elgar
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cheltenham
ISBN: 978-1-84720-037-2
Language: English
Subjects: Umweltschutzverhalten; Proaktiv; Längsschnittanalyse; Umweltmanagementsystem
Subject (DDC): 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: Does the implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) lead to more self-driven environmental behaviour at work? To more Ecopreneurship? A longitudinal analysis in six German firms between 1997 and 1999 identified the following predictors of Ecopreneurship: transparency of corporate environmental management activities; eco-specific training courses; expectations about success of environmental activities; valence of environmental protection; and incentives. Except for incentives, all antecedents were found to have a positive effect on Ecopreneurship. Firms with EMS activities were characterized by a more positive assessment of the antecedents of Ecopreneurship than those without EMS activities. During the two year research period, the antecedents improved in the EMS-companies, while Ecopreneurship did not. This may be explained by either time lags in behavioural changes, or by a mediating influence of aspects of corporate culture, such as the importance of environmental protection among the firms objectives; the willingness to change; or the appreciation of proactive employee behaviour.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute for Organizational Viability (IOV)
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