The Greening of Organization Culture: Managers View on the Depth, Degree and Diffusion of Change

Journal of Organizational Change Management, Volume 15 (3), 214-234, 2002

27 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2015 Last revised: 3 Feb 2016

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Lloyd C. Harris

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Andrew Crane

University of Bath - School of Management

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

The green management literature repeatedly argues that in order to behave in a sustainable manner, organizational actions will need to go beyond technical fixes and embrace new environmentally responsible values, beliefs and behaviors. In this context, developing sustainability is frequently viewed as largely dependent on the extent of green culture change in organizations. However, empirical evidence for such a change in culture is not apparent, although much anecdotal support has been cited. Seeks to address some of the shortcomings in extant literature and supplies contemporary evidence of managers' perceptions of the extent to which the green culture change is occurring and of factors acting as barriers or facilitators to such change. Begins with a review of the literature pertaining to organizational culture and greening. Following this, details the research design and methodology. Thereafter, lays out the findings of the interviews in detail. Finally, discusses these findings and suggests a number of implications, conclusions and directions for further research.

Keywords: corporate culture, organizational change, management, green issues, strategy

Suggested Citation

Harris, Lloyd C. and Crane, Andrew, The Greening of Organization Culture: Managers View on the Depth, Degree and Diffusion of Change (2002). Journal of Organizational Change Management, Volume 15 (3), 214-234, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1676981

Lloyd C. Harris

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

Andrew Crane (Contact Author)

University of Bath - School of Management ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/andrew-crane.html

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