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The Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage?: A Mixed Method Approach to Highlight the Influence of Contextual Conditions for Environmental CSR
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. (CEROC)
Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.
Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7438-2764
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), ISSN 1474-6778, E-ISSN 1478-7466, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 336-358Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Multilateral actor-to-actor (A2A) networks, exhibited and commonplace in Scandinavia, are considered key to effective environmental CSR implementation and organisational success. This research investigates the proposed Scandinavian cooperative advantage within the construction industry in order to better understand: a) if the contextual conditions of a country affect environmental CSR uptake; b) if construction companies exhibit environmental CSR-practices differently in discrete contexts; and c) the role of stakeholder collaborations for explicit (soft-law) environmental CSR uptake and competitive advantage. With Sweden and Scotland as representative examples of two different contexts within and beyond Scandinavia, the results indicate that the contextual conditions of a country affect the perceptions, and likelihood, of environmental CSR uptake from both organisational and customer perspectives. However, it remains unclear as to whether stakeholder collaborations and A2A networks, traditional within Scandinavian societies, actually influence environmental CSR uptake more so than in external contexts.

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InderScience Publishers, 2017. Vol. 9, no 4, p. 336-358
Keywords [en]
CSR; corporate sustainability; environmental CSR; explicit soft-law ; Scandinavian cooperative advantage, stakeholder theory
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55931DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2017.087395ISI: 000416505300002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85031767608OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55931DiVA, id: diva2:1076507
Available from: 2017-02-23 Created: 2017-02-23 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved

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