Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Business Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

Environmental

Publication Year

Articles 1 - 13 of 13

Full-Text Articles in Business

The Environmental Kuznets Curve And The Structural Change Hypothesis, Simone Marsiglio, Alberto Ansuategi, Maria Carmen Gallastegui Jan 2016

The Environmental Kuznets Curve And The Structural Change Hypothesis, Simone Marsiglio, Alberto Ansuategi, Maria Carmen Gallastegui

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

We provide a very simple macroeconomic investigation of the role that structural changes might play in generating inverted U-shaped income-pollution relationships. Differently from previous research which mainly focuses on empirical, static or general equilibrium models, we develop a standard balanced growth path (BGP) analysis. We show that along the BGP equilibrium an inverted U-shaped income-pollution relationship may occur as a response to structural changes, but whether this is the case or not it will crucially depend upon the magnitude of a production externality parameter. Moreover, we show that the negative relationship between income and pollution can only be a transitory …


Employer-Employee Congruence In Environmental Values: An Exploration Of Effects On Job Satisfaction And Creativity, Jelena Spanjol, Wing Yin Leona Tam, Vivian Tam Jan 2015

Employer-Employee Congruence In Environmental Values: An Exploration Of Effects On Job Satisfaction And Creativity, Jelena Spanjol, Wing Yin Leona Tam, Vivian Tam

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

This study examines how the match (vs. mismatch) between personal and firm-level values regarding environmental responsibility affects employee job satisfaction and creativity and contributes to three literature streams [i.e., social corporate responsibility, creativity, and person-environment (P-E) fit]. Building on the P-E fit literature, we propose and test environmental orientation fit versus nonfit effects on creativity, identifying job satisfaction as a mediating mechanism and regulatory pressure as a moderator. An empirical investigation indicates that the various environmental orientation fit conditions affect job satisfaction and creativity differently. More specifically, environmental orientation fit produces greater job satisfaction and creativity when the employee and …


The Characteristics Of Potential Environmental Volunteers: Implications For Marketing Communications, Melanie J. Randle, Sara Dolnicar Jan 2015

The Characteristics Of Potential Environmental Volunteers: Implications For Marketing Communications, Melanie J. Randle, Sara Dolnicar

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

Many environmental organisations rely on volunteers to provide important services that would otherwise not be provided by government. However, with the substantial growth in Australia's non-profit sector, the competition for volunteers has increased significantly. Non-profit organisations are implementing marketing strategies to convince potential volunteers that their particular cause is more worthy of an individual's valuable time than other leisure activities. Most studies of volunteers focus on individuals who are already involved; however, equally important is understanding those who have not previously volunteered but who stated their intention to do so in future. This study investigates this notion in the context …


Stakeholders' Power, Corporate Characteristics, And Social And Environmental Disclosure: Evidence From China, Yingjun Lu, Indra Abeysekera Jan 2014

Stakeholders' Power, Corporate Characteristics, And Social And Environmental Disclosure: Evidence From China, Yingjun Lu, Indra Abeysekera

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

This paper investigates the influences of stakeholders' power and corporate characteristics on social and environmental disclosure practices of socially responsible Chinese listed firms identified by a social responsibility ranking list. A stakeholder-driven, three-dimensional social and environmental disclosure index including disclosure quantity, disclosure type quality and disclosure item quality, is constructed to assess sample firms' social and environmental disclosures in their two public reports: annual reports and corporate social responsibility reports. Findings indicate that corporate social and environmental disclosures have significant and positive associations with firm size, profitability, and industry classification. The roles of various powerful stakeholders in influencing corporate social …


An Evaluation Of The World's Major Airlines' Technical And Environmental Performance, Amir Arjomandi, Juergen Seufert Jan 2014

An Evaluation Of The World's Major Airlines' Technical And Environmental Performance, Amir Arjomandi, Juergen Seufert

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

In this empirical study, we apply bootstrapped data envelopment analysis (DEA) models under variable returns to scale to examine both the environmental and technical efficiencies of airlines. Using the regional classification of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), we chose 48 of the world's major full-service and low-cost carriers from six different regions, and then estimated their performance over the period 2007-2010. Our empirical results show that many of the most technically efficient airlines are from China and North Asia, whilst many of the best environmental performers are from Europe. We also found that although the number of environmentally oriented …


Tracking The Environmental Footprint Of Business Activities, Corina Ionescu Jan 2014

Tracking The Environmental Footprint Of Business Activities, Corina Ionescu

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

In Australia, large organisations are required to report their direct, Scope 1, and indirect, Scope 2, Green-House Gas (GHG) emissions annually through the National Government Emissions Reporting Scheme (NGERS). These organisations must therefore find the resources and means to measure these aspects of their Environmental Footprint. SMEs are not yet required to report to NGERS and most do not have the knowledge and resources to do it. Many, however, would like to know more about their environmental impact and how they can reduce it in simple, cost-effective ways.


Secondary Analysis Of Two Environmental Practice Studies. Do Empirical Variables Represent Expressed Theoretical Constructs?, Indra Abeysekera Jan 2014

Secondary Analysis Of Two Environmental Practice Studies. Do Empirical Variables Represent Expressed Theoretical Constructs?, Indra Abeysekera

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

Many research questions in studies on environmental practices have used variables with little regard as to whether they represent theoretical constructs. This validation is fundamental to testing and interpreting theories using variables. This study examines whether environmental disclosure, environmental performance, and economic performance are different constructs. It uses canonical correlation analysis technique, and reviews two published studies as case presentations. Analyzing the study by Al-Tuwaijri et al., the environmental disclosure variable is found to represent the disclosure construct, while the environmental performance and economic performance variables are found to represent two dimensions of the performance construct. In the Hasseldine et …


Ecological Modernization And The Role Of Environmental Accounting: A Study Of Chinese Automobile Company, Ying Deng Jan 2014

Ecological Modernization And The Role Of Environmental Accounting: A Study Of Chinese Automobile Company, Ying Deng

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

The globalised economy has changed the face of environmentalism and its application in Accounting. The transformation turned the companies to treat the environmental issues from operating problems to business opportunities. While the multinational corporations start to expand to the emerging market, the problems and issues are also coming along with the expansion. In this scenario, Chinese manufacturing industry plays prominent role. The uniqueness of State-owned-Enterprises (SOEs) has greatly transformed the ecological modernization into their practices in terms of mass production and management control. The agencies are considered as the reflexivity to the government using discursive formation to convince the public …


Environmental Shocks And Sustainability In A Basic Economy-Environment Model, Fabio Privileggi, Simone Marsiglio Jan 2013

Environmental Shocks And Sustainability In A Basic Economy-Environment Model, Fabio Privileggi, Simone Marsiglio

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

We study a stochastic, discrete-time, economy-environment integrated model, where human activity affects the evolution of pollution over time. We assume that exogenous i.i.d. environmental shocks determine the rate of pollution transfer. We show that the pollution to capital ratio dynamics can be read as an iterated function system converging to an invariant distribution supported on a (asymmetric) Cantor set, and that human intervention aiming at offsetting the environmental impact of economic activities is needed to ensure sustainability.


Analysis Of Some Environmental Policy Instruments, Juergen H. Seufert, Brian Andrew Jan 2013

Analysis Of Some Environmental Policy Instruments, Juergen H. Seufert, Brian Andrew

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

Benjamin Franklin once said that "[i]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes" (Franklin, 1840 p.410) and a significant body of the scientific literature, including the IPCC, have indicated that the climate change problem has become such a pressing issue that we now face a stark choice between the premature death of hundreds of millions of the people on this planet (from storm, flood, starvation, war or pestilence) and the use of taxation or other financial strategies to change the relative cost of carbon intensive sources of energy compared to the cost of 'green' …


An Evaluation Of The World's Major Airlines' Technical And Environmental Performance, Amir Arjomandi, Juergen Seufert Jan 2013

An Evaluation Of The World's Major Airlines' Technical And Environmental Performance, Amir Arjomandi, Juergen Seufert

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

Abstract presented at the 26th European conference on operational research, 1-4 July 2013, Rome, Italy


Governance, Media And The Quality Of Environmental Disclosure, Juergen Seufert Jan 2013

Governance, Media And The Quality Of Environmental Disclosure, Juergen Seufert

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

Article review - Governance, Media and the Quality of Environmental Disclosure K. H. Rupley, D. Brown and R. S. Marshall Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2012, 31 (6), pp. 610-640


An Evaluation Of The World's Major Airlines' Technical And Environmental Performance, Amir Arjomandi, Juergen Seufert Jan 2013

An Evaluation Of The World's Major Airlines' Technical And Environmental Performance, Amir Arjomandi, Juergen Seufert

Faculty of Business - Papers (Archive)

This study is the first to use bootstrapped data envelopment analysis (DEA) models under variable returns to scale in order to examine both the environmental and technical efficiency of airlines. Using the regional classification of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), we chose 48 of the world's major full-service and low-cost carriers from six different regions, and then estimated their performance over the period 2007- 2010. Our empirical results show that many of the most technically efficient airlines are from China and North Asia, while many of the most environmentally efficient airlines are from Europe. We also found that although …