Subcultures and sustainability practices: The impact on understanding corporate sustainability

Linnenluecke, M. K., Russell, S. V. and Griffiths, A. (2007). Subcultures and sustainability practices: The impact on understanding corporate sustainability. In: G. Solomon, Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting Proceedings. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., (). 3-8 August 2007.


Author Linnenluecke, M. K.
Russell, S. V.
Griffiths, A.
Title of paper Subcultures and sustainability practices: The impact on understanding corporate sustainability
Conference name Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Conference location Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Conference dates 3-8 August 2007
Proceedings title Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting Proceedings
Place of Publication Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., U.S.A.
Publisher Academy of Management
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor G. Solomon
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In this paper we present findings of how employees from a single organization understand corporate sustainability. Responses from 255 survey participants indicate that (1) differences exist in how employees understand corporate sustainability and that (2) 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.
Subjects 350299 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
760104 Environmental education and awareness
769999 Other Environmental aspects
750406 Business ethics
Keyword Corporate sustainability
Subcultures
Competing values framework
Q-Index Code E2

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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