Roxas, Banjo and Chadee, Doren (2012) Environmental sustainability orientation and financial resources of small manufacturing firms in the Philippines. Social Responsibility Journal, 8 (2). pp. 208-226. ISSN 1747-1117
Purpose – This study aims to challenge the conventional view that resources determine the extent of the environmental sustainability orientation (ESO) of small firms in a developing Southeast Asian country context. First, this study attempts to develop a measurement model of ESO of small firms in the manufacturing sector in the Philippines. Second, the study explores the impact of the financial resources on the ESO of firms.
Design/methodology/approach – The study uses survey data from 166 small manufacturing firms in three Philippine cities. Multiple regression modelling is used to estimate the relationships between firm resources and ESO.
Findings – The results indicate that ESO is a multi-dimensional construct with three facets – i.e. awareness of, actions for, and appreciation of environmental sustainability. The empirical evidence does not support the conventional firm resources-ESO proposition.
Research limitations/implications – A proactive ESO is not necessarily beyond the reach of resource-constrained small firms. The generalisability of the findings, however, is limited to small manufacturing firms in The Philippines.
Practical implications – This study informs owner-managers of small firms that a proactive ESO does not largely depend on financial resources. Government policies and programs to encourage small firms to become sustainable should focus not just on financial forms of assistance.
Originality/value – To date, this is the only Philippines-based study and one of the scarce small firm-focused studies that examine the proposition that small firms are unable to pursue a proactive ESO due to resource constraints
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|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Additional Information:||Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy (Emerald)|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing|
|Date Deposited:||13 Sep 2012 10:53|
|Last Modified:||22 Jul 2014 04:27|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||environmental sustainability orientation; manufacturing firms; Philippines; small business; small firms; small to medium-sized enterprises|
|Fields of Research :||22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
14 Economics > 1499 Other Economics > 149902 Ecological Economics
|Socio-Economic Objective:||B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8698 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing > 869899 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing not elsewhere classified|
|Identification Number or DOI:||doi: 10.1108/17471111211234842|
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