A Dynamic Theory of Environmental Performance Management and Exploratory Evidence in Chinese Context

Jack H. Brown College, Center for Global Management, Working Paper 2017-1

35 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2017

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Vipin Gupta

California State University, San Bernardino

Yi Zhang

Zayed University

Date Written: September 2, 2017

Abstract

Taking environment performance as an endogenous factor at the macro system level, we propose organizations as market system engage in a negotiated exchange with stakeholders as society system. We reframe micro system externalities as the choice for the central firms to trade their above-normal performance on technical dimension with below-normal performance on environment dimension. However, as the costs of this trade escalate or values evolve, they shift their priorities. We develop testable hypotheses from this dynamic theory, and show support using an exploratory dataset of managerial perceptions of environment performance from a survey in China of small and medium enterprises.

Keywords: China, Environmental Performance, Operational Agility, Productivity Growth, Strategic Adaptability, Transformational Leadership

JEL Classification: D5, D8, M1, M2

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Vipin and Zhang, Yi, A Dynamic Theory of Environmental Performance Management and Exploratory Evidence in Chinese Context (September 2, 2017). Jack H. Brown College, Center for Global Management, Working Paper 2017-1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3031213 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3031213

Vipin Gupta (Contact Author)

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Yi Zhang

Zayed University ( email )

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Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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