The influence of the eco-control package on environmental and economic performance : a natural resource-based approach

Authors: Journeault, Marc
Abstract: While a growing body of literature has examined and demonstrated the influence of eco-control on organizational performance, little is known about how this influence occurs within the organization. Building on a natural resource-based view, the aim of this study is to investigate the extent to which the eco-control package supports environmental capabilities that, in turn, contribute to an organization's environmental and economic performance. Using survey data from a sample of Canadian manufacturing firms, the results of this study suggest that eco-control may constitute a mechanism that can support environmental capabilities in order to contribute to a firm's environmental and economic performance. More specifically, these results suggest that the eco-control package fosters eco-learning, continuous environmental innovation, stakeholder integration, and shared environmental vision capabilities that can, in turn, contribute both directly to the firm's environmental performance and indirectly to economic performance. Also, some evidence suggests that different eco-control practices support different environmental capabilities and that the simultaneous use of several eco-control practices seems to be necessary to support the implementation of a complete set of environmental capabilities.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 May 2016
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Journal of Management Accounting Research, Vol. 28 (2), 149-178 (2016)
American Accounting Association
Alternative version: 10.2308/jmar-51476
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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