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Does Seeing “Mind Acts Upon Mind” Affect Green Psychological Climate and Green Product Development Performance? The Role of Matching Between Green Transformational Leadership and Individual Green Values

Shunyi Zhou (), Dapeng Zhang (), Chan Lyu () and Hongfeng Zhang ()
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Shunyi Zhou: School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110169, China
Dapeng Zhang: School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110169, China
Chan Lyu: School of Business, Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa 999078, Macau
Hongfeng Zhang: Management Board Office, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau 999078, Macau

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 9, 1-21

Abstract: In the field of management psychology, the matching of employees and leaders can help improve enterprise performance. Then, in the field of sustainable development, can human aspects enhance green product development performance? Does the match between leaders and employees help to advance this improvement? A survey questionnaire was used to collect data for this study; 52 leaders and their 214 employees were contacted. The findings of this study revealed that green transformational leadership is positively related to green product development performance. Besides, both green transformational leadership and individual green values have positive influences on green psychological climate, which leads to the promotion of green product development performance in the organization. Further, when green transformational leadership matches employees with green values, it is more conducive to create green psychological climate in the organization, thereby improving the green products development performance. The implications for practitioners are discussed on the basis of the empirical findings.

Keywords: green transformational leadership; green product development performance; individual green values; green psychological climate; person-supervisor fit theory (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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