Environmental Behavior of Japanese Firms and its Relationship with Economic and Environmental Performance : The Test of Porter Hypothesis <Article>

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  • 日本企業における環境行動と経済・環境パフォーマンスの関係 : ポーター仮説の検証 <原著論文>
  • 日本企業における環境行動と経済・環境パフォーマンスの関係--ポーター仮説の検証
  • ニホン キギョウ ニ オケル カンキョウ コウドウ ト ケイザイ カンキョウ パフォーマンス ノ カンケイ ポーター カセツ ノ ケンショウ

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This article analyses the relationship among the environmental behavior of Japanese firms, external factors, and economic・environmental performance. Since 1990s, there are many efforts to investigate the relationship between economy and environment. But most of these researches did not explain causal relationship between economy and environment. In this paper, we analyzed the relationship based on the Resource-Based View framework of management. This approach can explain actions of firms and environmental results, emphasizing the process and organizational capabilities. The findings of analyses indicate that external factors such as government, community, and customers are not necessarily effective to enhance the positive action by firms to improve the environmental performance. Rather, it shows corporate strategy stimulates the organizational practices for environment and then leads to better environmental performance.

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  • 国際協力研究誌

    国際協力研究誌 13 (1), 29-37, 2007-03-30

    広島大学大学院国際協力研究科

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