Environmental Motivations: The Pathway to Complete Environmental Management

  • Lannelongue G
  • Gonzalez-Benito O
  • Gonzalez-Benito J
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Abstract

The aim of this research is to ascertain whether a firm's environmental
motivations may help to predict how complete or incomplete its
environmental management will be, understanding incomplete management to
be that which neglects one or more of the three keys aspects of such
management, namely, monitoring, action and results. We specifically
posit that while motivations based on the search for legitimation lead
to more incomplete styles of environmental management, competitive
motivations entail a more complete management. The analyses conducted
with a sample of 1,902 plants provide empirical evidence in favour of
such reasoning. The contribution this research makes, therefore, is not
restricted solely to showing the effect motivations have on the
environmental performance of organisations, as it also introduces a new
dimension of environmental management-the degree of completeness, which
needs to be considered when understanding and evaluating this effect.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Complete environmental management
  • Environmental imbalance
  • Environmental motivation

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Authors

  • Gustavo Lannelongue

  • Oscar Gonzalez-Benito

  • Javier Gonzalez-Benito

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