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An Integrated Organisational Culture for Sustainable Environmental Performance in the Nigerian Context

Olufunke P. Adebayo (), Rowland E. Worlu (), Chinonye L. Moses () and Olaleke O. Ogunnaike ()
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Olufunke P. Adebayo: Department of Business Management, College of Management & Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota 112212, Nigeria
Rowland E. Worlu: Department of Business Management, College of Management & Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota 112212, Nigeria
Chinonye L. Moses: Department of Business Management, College of Management & Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota 112212, Nigeria
Olaleke O. Ogunnaike: Department of Business Management, College of Management & Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota 112212, Nigeria

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 20, 1-15

Abstract: To remain competitive within the present inherent business environment, there is a demand for organisations to embrace an integrated culture-behaviour for performance that enables them to adopt a critical engine for a more sustainable working environment. Organisational culture, which is a reflection of predominant valued beliefs, is expected to influence a sustainable environmental performance. Evidence abounds of several organisational activities with adverse impacts on humans and the environment. The study examines an organisation’s processes that can be incorporated as a culture to ensure a more sustainable working environment. This paper proposes the use of six organisational culture practices (core value, reporting system, task performance, clarity of roles, careful deliberations, and distinctive identity) to find out organisation values, as well as individual preferences in enhancing an immediate sustainable environment. The study selected 480 employees of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) firms who are active in their organisational work processes; 358 responded, and as such, was deemed as a valid research sample. The empirical analysis was carried out using a variance-based Structural Equation Modelling with partial least squares for the path-modelling (PLS-SEM), both for the Algorithm Model, and the Bootstrapping Model with β and p -values obtained from the findings. The findings provide empirical evidence that there is a significant level of influence of organisational culture on environmental performance. However, among the organisational practices, task performance has the least influence on environmental performance. This implies that organisations should invest more in the dimensions of organisational culture with higher performance-importance, while adequate attention should be given to variables with the least influence on the target construct of environmental performance.

Keywords: environmental performance; FMCGs; organisational culture; sustainable environment; southwest Nigeria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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