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The relation between stakeholders’ integration and environmental competitiveness

Milad Abdelnabi Salem, Fekri Shawtari (), Mohd Farid Shamsudin and Hafezali Iqbal Hussain

Social Responsibility Journal, 2016, vol. 12, issue 4, 755-769

Abstract: Purpose - This paper aims to explain the relationships between three dimensions of stakeholders’ integration and competitiveness focusing on 226 industrial corporations. It aims to investigate the influences of stakeholders’ integration on three dimensions of competitiveness. Design/methodology/approach - The study adopts a cross-sectional study using a self-reported questionnaire. The collected data are analysed using structural equation modelling technique based on AMOS. Findings - The results revealed that knowledge of the stakeholders Research limitations/implications - There are several limitations that should be taken into consideration. First, the study used a self-reported questionnaire filled in by managers in the study sample; therefore, survey data might be subject to social desirability bias. Second, this study was conducted in Libya, which is considered a developing country, and, thus, caution should be taken when generalizing the results of the study. Originality/value - To date, there is no an empirical evidence on how environmental stakeholders’ integration might affect firm competitiveness. Previous literature has investigated this issue using different environmental practices. However, none have used stakeholders’ integration in the environmental domain as a predictor to competitiveness. Therefore, the paper contributes to the body of knowledge by stating and testing the potential contributions of stakeholders’ integration to the multidimensional approach of competitiveness.

Keywords: Competitiveness; Industrial sector; Stakeholders’ integration; Structure equation modelling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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