The role of organizational capabilities in achieving superior sustainability performance

Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (2016) The role of organizational capabilities in achieving superior sustainability performance. Journal of Business Research, 69(10), pp. 4632-4642. (doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.03.053)

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Executives and scholars alike strongly emphasize the increasing need to adequately respond to the economic needs of customers while simultaneously considering human welfare and ecological constraints. This study contributes to the ongoing debate on the triple bottom line by disclosing a compilation of organizational capabilities (strategic flexibility, value chain flexibility, and customer integration) that supports firms in achieving superior sustainability performance. Using survey data of chemical firms in Germany, structural equation modeling eventually confirms the mediating role of value chain flexibility and customer integration in the strategic flexibility–sustainability performance relationship.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Von Delft, Dr Stephan
Authors: Gelhard, C., and von Delft, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Journal of Business Research
ISSN (Online):0148-2963
Published Online:29 April 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Journal of Business Research 69(10): 4632-4642
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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