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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Chinese firms' sustainable development-The role of future orientation, environmental commitment, and employee training

Language

English

Abstract

In this research, we study the issues of corporate sustainable development in China. Based on relevant research, we propose a theoretical model showing the relationship among business environmental commitment, cultural value, employee training, and firm performance of sustainable development. It is argued that a cultural value (i.e., organizational future orientation) should be a key antecedent predicting business environmental commitment. On the other hand, a firm's sustainable performance, such as performance in environmental protection, should be a major consequence of its business environmental commitment. Moreover, the relationship between business environmental commitment and sustainable performance can be moderated positively by the level of employee training. Other conditions being equal, the better the employee training is, the stronger the relationship between business environmental commitment and sustainable development performance. Testing the relevant hypotheses in China, we find evidence supporting our model proposed in this paper. We conclude with a discussion on the implications of our findings for academic researchers and practitioners. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Keywords

Business environmental commitment, China, Future orientation, Interactions, Sustainable development, Training

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Asia Pacific Journal Of Management

Volume

31

Issue

1

Start Page

195

End Page

213

Publisher

Springer

ISSN (print)

02174561

ISSN (electronic)

15729958

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