An Ontological Derivation of the Dynamic Conditionality for Environmental Performance Management

41 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

Using the method of first principles and guided by the unpublished dissertation research of Vipin Gupta (1998) at the Wharton School, we ontologically derive the dynamic conditionality for environmental performance management for a firm. Based on the insights from the dynamic conditionality comprising of seven algebraic relationships, and using a 2015 survey sample of Chinese small and medium enterprises, we empirically investigate and refute Friedman’s doctrine that profit maximization motive constitutes the appropriate heuristic for performance management of corporate social responsibility factors, such as environmental performance or what we term as green programming. We derive and present thirteen additional algebraic relationships to clarify the managerial and scholarly implications of our work.

Keywords: Ontological method, Dynamic Conditionality, Environmental Performance, Profit Aspiration Level, Transformational Leadership, Profit maximization motive

JEL Classification: D2, D5, M1, M5

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Vipin and Zhang, Yi, An Ontological Derivation of the Dynamic Conditionality for Environmental Performance Management (September 2, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3031265 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3031265

Vipin Gupta (Contact Author)

California State University, San Bernardino ( email )

5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
United States

Yi Zhang

Zayed University ( email )

P.O. Box 4783
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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