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Effects of entrepreneurial and environmental sustainability orientations on firm performance: a study of small businesses in the Philippines

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journal contribution
posted on 2024-06-06, 12:00 authored by HG Roxas, N Ashill, D Chadee
Why do small businesses in developing countries embrace sustainable business practices and what are the effects on their performance? We address these questions by drawing on the natural-resource based view of the firm to argue that the environmental sustainability orientation of small businesses can be explained by their entrepreneurial orientation. Our study of 197 small businesses in the Philippines shows that an entrepreneurial strategic orientation enables them to develop a more proactive stance toward environmental sustainability practices which lead to superior firm performance. The implications of the findings for future research and for public policy for small businesses are also discussed.

History

Journal

Journal of small business management

Volume

55

Pagination

163-178

Location

Hoboken, N.J.

ISSN

0047-2778

eISSN

1540-627X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

Copyright notice

2016, International Council for Small Business

Issue

S1

Publisher

Wiley