Green human resource management and environmental cooperation: An ability-motivation-opportunity and contingency perspective

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Yu, Wantao, Chavez, Roberto, Feng, Mengying, Wong, Chee Yew and Fynes, Brian 2019. Green human resource management and environmental cooperation: An ability-motivation-opportunity and contingency perspective. International Journal of Production Economics. 219, pp. 224-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2019.06.013
AuthorsYu, Wantao, Chavez, Roberto, Feng, Mengying, Wong, Chee Yew and Fynes, Brian
Abstract

This study examines the value of green human resource management (GHRM) in supporting environmental cooperation with customers and suppliers, and the moderating roles of internal green supply chain management (GSCM). A survey of 126 automobile manufacturers in China is analysed using moderated regression analysis, based on a proposed conceptual model grounded in ability–motivation–opportunity (AMO) theory and contingency theory (CT). The results reveal that GHRM is significantly and positively related to environmental cooperation with customers and suppliers, and that the relationships are significantly moderated by internal GSCM. HRM practitioners are advised to develop GHRM practices that provide training (ability), incentive (motivation), and conductive environment (opportunity) to help implement environmental collaboration, while SCM practitioners may improve internal GSCM to strengthen the effects of GHRM. This study clarifies key GHRM practices that contribute to GSCM, and advances related research by developing and testing an overarching model to explain such synergies and the moderating role of internal GSCM.

KeywordsGreen, HRM
Year2019
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Journal citation219, pp. 224-235
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0925-5273
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2019.06.013
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624806
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Publication dates18 Jun 2019
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Deposited22 May 2020, 15:06
Accepted15 Jun 2019
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ContributorsUniversity of Roehampton, winburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Australia, Chongqing Jiaotong University Xufu Dadao, Nanan District, Chongqing, China, University of Leeds and University College Dublin
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