Title

Competitive sustainability and stakeholder engagement: Exploring awareness, motivation, and capability

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Publication Title

Business Strategy and the Environment

Abstract

In adding to competitive dynamics and sustainability literature, this study examines the role of a supplier and consumer on a focal firm's sustainability competitiveness through the awareness, motivation, and capability (AMC) perspective and stakeholder engagement research. Regression analyses are performed utilizing secondary sustainability and financial data to test proposed environmental and social competitiveness hypotheses. A constraint factor model is also tested. This study finds that a focal firm's motivation is positively associated with its own sustainability competitiveness. The study also finds that awareness and capability are negatively associated with environmental and social competitiveness. Finally, whereas suppliers' AMC have no significant impact, customer awareness and capability do. The findings reflect both conformity and divergence from the AMC model when applying it to a supply chain context as well as enhance the managerial understanding of how a supply and customer base can impact their own sustainability competitiveness.

Department

Management, Marketing, and Logistics

Volume Number

30

Issue Number

2

First Page

808

Last Page

824

DOI

10.1002/bse.2655

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