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Motivational Orientations of Supply Chain Employees Towards Pro-Environmental Behavioural Engagement

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Publication date14/12/2019
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventProduction and Operations Management Society International Conference POMS2019. December 13th-14th, 2019. Mumbai - Mumbai, India
Duration: 13/12/201914/12/2019


ConferenceProduction and Operations Management Society International Conference POMS2019. December 13th-14th, 2019. Mumbai


The question of why employees don’t consider environmental goals as important as business goals has become one of the most topical issues in management research. Research on employee involvement in environmental management has revealed lots of organization-
level antecedents, such as training, rewards, teamwork, supervisor/top management support. Firm-level studies often implicitly assume that employees react to the firm-level actions universally, neglecting the roles of employee- or individual-level antecedents, such as value, beliefs, personality, commitment, self-efficacy, etc. studied by sociologists (Stern, 2000) and psychologists (Schwartz, 1977). To-date, the few supply chain studies that have examined employees’ engagement in environmental behaviors, despite its importance in environmental initiatives, have focused on only organizational antecedents (Cantor, Morrow and Montabon, 2012; Gattiker et al., 2014) . The paper aims to reveal the joint effects of organizational- and individual-level antecedents to better explain why individual SC employees are (not) motivated to engage in pro-environmental behaviors (PEB). This study is a response to the recent call for more multi-level studies (Carter, Meschnig and Kaufmann, 2015) . By identifying and conceptualizing firm- and individual-levels antecedents and explaining how they are related, this study provides a platform to develop a multi-level theory on supply chain employee’s environmental engagement.