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Gund Tea Series - Marilyn Lucas: Environmental Management Practices and Financial Performance: The Moderating Effect of Industry Characteristics

Apr 13, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Johnson House 101

Is the relationship between a firm's environmental management practices (EMPs) and its financial performance (FP) dependent on the characteristics of the industry in which the firm operates? If so, how? Building on our previous work (Lucas & Noordewier, 2016) and drawing upon the industrial organization literature, we identify industry concentration and industry growth as critical dimensions of industry context. We propose and test a model that examines the effect of EMPs on firm financial performance both within-and between-industry contexts. Among the results, we find that within concentrated and high growth industries, there is a positive marginal effect on firm performance as a result of engaging in EMPs. Moreover, the effect on financial performance of implementing EMPs is greater in relatively more concentrated and higher growth industries than in other contexts.

For more information, contact Nora Shahoud at 656-2906 or nora.shahoud@uvm.edu.

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