Organizational antecedents and competitive consequences of environmental proactivity in the hotel industry

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Title: Organizational antecedents and competitive consequences of environmental proactivity in the hotel industry
Authors: López-Gamero, María D. | Pertusa-Ortega, Eva | Molina-Azorín, José F. | Tarí, Juan José | Pereira-Moliner, Jorge
Research Group/s: Estrategia Competitiva, Diseño Organizativo, Gestión de la Calidad y Gestión Medioambiental
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Organización de Empresas
Keywords: Organizational design | Environmental strategy | Competitiveness | Competitive strategy | Structural equations model | Hotels
Knowledge Area: Organización de Empresas
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 2016, 24(7): 949-970. doi:10.1080/09669582.2015.1101124
Abstract: This research simultaneously examines the influence of organizational design variables (specialization, decentralization, formalization, link mechanisms, and informal social relations) on environmental proactivity, and the impact of this environmental proactivity on the competitiveness of hotels. The joint analysis of causes and consequences of environmental proactivity, and the relationship between organizational design and environmental management are topics that have rarely been explored in the literature. Using structural equation modeling methodology, a model is empirically tested using a survey instrument that was distributed to hotels in Spain. The findings indicate that specialization, formalization, link mechanisms, and informal social relations are effective coordination mechanisms to foster environmental proactivity. Moreover, the most effective way of encouraging the implementation of environmental practices is formalization. The findings also show that environmental proactivity contributes to improving competitive advantage in terms of both cost and differentiation.
Sponsor: This work has been carried out as part of the research project ECO2009-12231 funded by the Science and Innovation Ministry (Plan Nacional de I+D+i).
ISSN: 0966-9582 (Print) | 1747-7646 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2015.1101124
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Peer Review: si
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