Antecedents of Adopting Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Green Practices

Journal of Business Ethics (2018), Vol.148, No.2, pp.397–409, DOI:10.1007/s10551-016-3024-y

Posted: 29 Mar 2018

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Jung Wan Lee

Boston University - Department of Administrative Sciences

Young Min Kim

Seoul Cyber University

Young-Ei Kim

Seoul Digital University - Department of Business Administration

Date Written: March 15, 2018

Abstract

This paper examines the antecedents of organizational commitment for adopting corporate environmental responsibility and green practices in the case of the logistics industry in South Korea. Seven hundred and eighty employees and top management from logistics companies were sampled. The data were analyzed using factor analysis, structural equation modeling techniques, and one-way analysis of variance. The results showed that social expectations, organizational support, and stakeholder pressure were the important antecedents for the adoption of corporate environmental responsibility and green practices. In the path analysis, social expectations had the greatest impact on both stakeholder pressure and green practice adoption. Moreover, we found that the higher the job titles were, the more willing they were to adopt green practices. This indicated that the current top management of Korean logistics companies is well aware of being mandated to make a commitment to corporate environmental responsibility and green practices.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Responsibility, Green Practices, Logistics Industry, Organizational Support, Social Expectations, Stakeholder Pressure

JEL Classification: M14, M19, M38

Suggested Citation

Lee, Jung Wan and Kim, Young Min and Kim, Young-Ei, Antecedents of Adopting Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Green Practices (March 15, 2018). Journal of Business Ethics (2018), Vol.148, No.2, pp.397–409, DOI:10.1007/s10551-016-3024-y . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3152473

Jung Wan Lee (Contact Author)

Boston University - Department of Administrative Sciences ( email )

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Young Min Kim

Seoul Cyber University ( email )

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Seoul, 142-700
Korea

Young-Ei Kim

Seoul Digital University - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Seoul, 04157
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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