The influence of sustainability performance management practices on organisational sustainability performance

Gadenne, David and Mia, Lokman and Sands, John and Winata, Lanita and Hooi, George (2012) The influence of sustainability performance management practices on organisational sustainability performance. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 8 (2). pp. 210-235. ISSN 1832-5912

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between organisations’ sustainability performance management practices and sustainability performance.
Design/methodology/approach – Data for the study were collected from 314 medium to large organisations operating in Australia. A mailed printed questionnaire was used to collect the data. Personal interviews with 20 senior executives were conducted to pilot test and refine the questionnaire.
Findings – The results indicate the organisations apply eight sustainability performance management practices (SPMPs) to improve seven different sustainability performance indicators (SPIs).Each of the eight SPMPs is positively associated with at least one or more SPIs. The paper finds that customer value, new product development and information capital performance indicators are each associated with a single SPMP, while the other four performance indicators environmental, employee value, social responsibility, and financial performance) are each associated with multiple SPMPs. Overall, the results indicate that
increasing the level of an organisation’s focus on its individual SPMPs is positively associated with its better performance under one or more SPIs.
Originality/value – This study provides empirical evidence concerning which SPMPs are positively associated with particular SPIs. A framework of the identified SPMPs and SPIs is developed with a view towards promoting future research and practical applications to foster organisational sustainability performance.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Version restricted in accordance with publisher copyright policy (Emerald)
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 07:40
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 01:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian organizations, organizational performance, performance management, sustainability performance management practices, organisational sustainability performance
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910404 Productivity (excl. Public Sector)
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/18325911211230380
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26741

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