Subcultures and sustainability practices: The impact on understanding corporate sustainability

Linnenluecke, M. K., Russell, S. and Griffiths, A. (2009) Subcultures and sustainability practices: The impact on understanding corporate sustainability. Business Strategy and the Environment, 18 7: 432-452. doi:10.1002/bse.609


Author Linnenluecke, M. K.
Russell, S.
Griffiths, A.
Title Subcultures and sustainability practices: The impact on understanding corporate sustainability
Journal name Business Strategy and the Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-4733
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/bse.609
Volume 18
Issue 7
Start page 432
End page 452
Total pages 21
Editor R. Welford
Place of publication Chichester, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
350299 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
760104 Environmental education and awareness
769999 Other Environmental aspects
750406 Business ethics
Abstract In this paper we present findings of how employees from a single organization understand corporate sustainability. Responses from 255 survey participants indicate (1) that differences exist in how employees understand corporate sustainability and (2) that these differences can be partially explained by the presence of organizational subcultures and by differences in employee awareness of the organization's sustainability practices. In particular, findings reveal that employees from a subculture with a stronger emphasis on hierarchical and bureaucratic values emphasize an economic understanding of corporate sustainability. Implications for research and practice are discussed. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.
Keyword corporate sustainability
subcultures
sustainability practices
understandings
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes Available online Dec 06 2007

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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