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The influence of stakeholders on the environmental perception of managers: a mixed methods study

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by M López-Gamero, J Molina-Azorin, E Claver-Cortes
The purpose of this study is to determine which environmental stakeholders exert more pressure on a firm as well as the degree of cooperation existing between the firm and these groups. In addition, this article analyses how stakeholders´ actions influence the perception of managers about the environment as a competitive opportunity in different sectors. A sequential mixed methods study has been carried out, specifically a QUAL→QUAN design. The first stage (qualitative) is a multiple case study of eight Spanish firms from the primary, secondary and service sectors. The second stage (quantitative) includes a structural equations model for a sample of 239 hotels and 208 manufacturing firms. The findings show that stakeholders´ influence on the managerial perception of the environment as a competitive opportunity depends on the sector analysed. This influence is stronger in the group of manufacturing firms affected by Spain‟s Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control law (IPPC) than in the hotel industry. As for the degree of collaboration between stakeholders and the firm, it is higher among suppliers in the primary and secondary sectors, whereas in the service sector, it is customer participation that has prevailed.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start Page

1

End Page

15

Number of Pages

15

eISSN

1839-857X

Location

Rockhampton, Qld

Publisher

CQUniversity Australia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Dept. of Management;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

International journal of mixed methods in applied business and policy research.

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