Why do patterns of environmental response differ? A stakeholders' pressure approach
Article first published online: 25 SEP 2008
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 29, Issue 11, pages 1225–1240, November 2008
How to Cite
Murillo-Luna, J. L., Garcés-Ayerbe, C. and Rivera-Torres, P. (2008), Why do patterns of environmental response differ? A stakeholders' pressure approach. Strat. Mgmt. J., 29: 1225–1240. doi: 10.1002/smj.711
- Issue published online: 25 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 25 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 29 APR 2008
- Manuscript Received: 14 APR 2004
- environmental response patterns;
- environmental proactivity;
- stakeholders' pressure
The objective of this article is to analyze the strategies or patterns of adaptation of firms for responding to environmental requirements or expectations. We specifically analyze the influence of the different pressure agents or stakeholders on the degree of proactivity of these patterns. We therefore propose and validate four types of environmental response pattern, representing particular configurations of both the scope of environmental objectives and their allocation of internal resources. The analysis, which is focused on a sample of 240 industrial firms, provides empirical evidence enabling us to identify, understand, and evaluate the impact of stakeholders on the choice of environmental response pattern. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.