Influence of organisational and information systems and technologies resources and capabilities on the adoption of proactive environmental practices and environmental performance

Juan Felipe Reyes-Rodríguez, Jairo González-Bueno, Gladys Rueda-Barrios

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Abstract

There is little evidence of the role of resources and capabilities related to information systems and technologies (IS/IT) in the adoption of proactive environmental practices in firms. The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of organisational and IS/IT resources and capabilities on the adoption of proactive environmental practices as well as the ultimate effect on environmental performance. By conducting covriance-based structural equation modelling (CB-SEM) to a multi-sample of 129 small, medium and large firms operating in different industrial sectors in Bogotá, Colombia, we found that organisational and IS/IT resources shape the development of capabilities for continuous improvement, stakeholder management, IS/IT support to general functional activities and IS/IT support to environmental management. Further, firm capabilities lead to the adoption of proactive environmental practices, which in turn, determine improvements in environmental performance. Findings support the relevance of IS/IT resources and capabilities in driving pro-environmental behaviour in firms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-895
Number of pages21
JournalEntrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental performance
  • Information systems and technologies (IS/IT)
  • Proactive environmental practices
  • Resource-based view of the firm (RBV)

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