Corporate sustainability and organizational culture

Linnenluecke, Martina K. and Griffiths, Andrew (2010) Corporate sustainability and organizational culture. Journal of World Business, 45 4: 357-366. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2009.08.006

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Author Linnenluecke, Martina K.
Griffiths, Andrew
Title Corporate sustainability and organizational culture
Journal name Journal of World Business   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1090-9516
Publication date 2010-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jwb.2009.08.006
Volume 45
Issue 4
Start page 357
End page 366
Total pages 10
Editor Luthans, F.
Slocum, J. W.
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
910402 Management
150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Abstract The concept of corporate sustainability has gained importance in recent years in both organizational theory and practice. While there still exists a lack of clarity on what constitutes corporate sustainability and how to best achieve it, many scholars suggest that the pathway for the adoption of corporate sustainability principles leads via the adoption of a sustainability-oriented organizational culture. In this paper, we provide a closer examination of this suggested link between the cultural orientation of an organization and the pursuit of corporate sustainability principles. Specifically, we seek to assess (1) what constitutes a sustainability-oriented organizational culture, (2) whether it is possible for organizations to display a unified sustainability-oriented organizational culture, and (3) whether organizations can become more sustainable through culture change. Directions and challenges for practical management and future research are identified and outlined. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Corporate sustainability
Organizational culture
Competing values framework
Culture change
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 9 September 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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