Heterogeneous behavioral patterns influencing the proactive environmental orientation of firms: How does your company look like?

Autores UPV
Año
Revista Innovation

Abstract

Components related to sustainable development ¿ such as environmental attitude, eco-innovation or environmental management ¿ are considered key variables at the competitive level, which is why it has become urgent to study which factors motivate companies to move towards a more proactive environmental attitude. The identification of different groups in connection with estimates in the inner path model constitutes a critical issue when applying the path modelling methodology. In this paper, we identify groups of firms with similar behaviour (that is, firm segments) using the FIMIX-PLS algorithm. We surveyed and interviewed 135 industrial companies located in the Valencia region of Spain. The results indicate the companies belong to three different groups that are defined by their motivation towards environmental proactivity, namely ¿environmental opponents,¿ ¿environmental driven¿ and ¿environmental trainers¿.