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Why Do Emerging Market Firms Engage in Voluntary Environmental Management Practices? Evidence from a Turkish Sample

Tatoglu, Ekrem and Frynas, Jedrzej George and Bayraktar, Erkan and Demirbag, Mehmet and Sahadev, Sunil and Doh, Jonathan and Koh, SC Lenny (2019) 'Why Do Emerging Market Firms Engage in Voluntary Environmental Management Practices? Evidence from a Turkish Sample.' British Journal of Management. ISSN 1045-3172

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate firms’ decisions to engage in voluntary environmental management (VEM) practices within an emerging market context. Drawing on the strategic choice and the RBV perspectives, we report results from a survey of VEM practices – a specific form of self-governance – drawing on a sample of 519 Turkish firms from various industries to identify important strategic antecedents of firms’ decisions to engage in such practices. We find that as firms become more customer focused, more inclined to pursue a differentiation strategy and subject to a higher level of strategy-oriented stakeholder focus, they tend to implement higher levels of VEM practices, with important implications for research, policy and practice for both emerging and developed markets.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 11:50
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23870

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