Environmental technologies and competitive advantage
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2007
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Special Issue: Special Issue
Volume 16, Issue S1, pages 183–200, 1995
How to Cite
Shrivastava, P. (1995), Environmental technologies and competitive advantage. Strat. Mgmt. J., 16: 183–200. doi: 10.1002/smj.4250160923
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2007
- environmental technology;
- environmental management;
In this decade and the coming century, the natural environment will be an important arena for economic, competition. Ecological issues regarding energy, natural resources, pollution, and waste offer both competitive opportunities and constraints, and are changing the competitive landscape in many industries. Corporations can gain competitive advantage by managing ecological variables. This paper explains the concept of ‘environmental technologies’ as a competitive force and a tool for competitive advantage. Environmental technologies offer a new substantive orientation and a management process for minimizing ecological impacts of economic production while enhancing Competitiveness of firms. The practical application of environmental technologies is illustrated using a mini case example of 3M Corporation. Strategic implications of environmental technologies for competitiveness are explored.