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Enacting Ecological Sustainability in the MNC: A Test of an Adapted Value-Belief-Norm Framework

Authors
  • Andersson, Lynne1
  • Shivarajan, Sridevi1
  • Blau, Gary1
  • 1 Temple University, Fox School of Business and Management, Philadelphia, PA, 19122, U.S.A. , Philadelphia
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Business Ethics
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2005
Volume
59
Issue
3
Pages
295–305
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-005-3440-x
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Undoubtedly, multinational corporations must play a significant role in the advancement of global ecological ethics. Our research offers a glimpse into the process of how goals of ecological sustainability in one multinational corporation can trickle down through the organization via the sustainability support behaviors of supervisors. We asked the question “How do supervisors in a multinational corporation internalize their corporation’s commitment to ecological sustainability and, in turn, behave in ways that convey this commitment to their subordinates?” In response, we created a theoretical framework for supervisor sustainability support behavior based on Stern et al., Human Ecology Review 6(2), 81-97 (1999) value-belief-norm (VBN) theory. We then tested our framework by performing a survey-based field study of supervisors in a multinational pharmaceutical company that has publicly professed a goal of ecological sustainability.

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