Do Perceived Operational Impacts Affect the Portfolio of Carbon-Abatement Technologies? Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2017

start page

  • 235

end page

  • 248

issue

  • 3

volume

  • 24

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1535-3958

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-3966

abstract

  • Firms face a variety of stakeholder pressures to improve their environmental performance. A firm's perceptions of these pressures can radically affect its strategic reactions and subsequent resource allocation decisions. Previous studies do not explain how perceived operational impacts may influence a firm's investment in environmental technologies. This study examines the relationship between perceived impacts on process and product and carbon preventive projects within firms' environmental technology portfolio. Using carbon emissions and carbon disclosure data, we find that higher perceived process-related impacts are associated with a higher proportion of carbon preventive projects, while perceived product-related impacts have the opposite effect. Copyright (c) 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment

keywords

  • perceived operational impacts; voluntary program; greenhouse gas emission; environmental technology portfolio; environmental-management practices; resource-based view; regulatory uncertainty; climate-change; self-regulation; stakeholder management; natural-environment; supply chain; firm; performance