This article explores the impact of green manufacturing practices, disentangled in green activities, green investments, and the type of product made, on the economic performance of firms. Using survey data collected by European Commission from European small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), we adopt the self-determination theory to investigate the extent to which the number of green activities, green investments, and type of product made affects a firm's economic performance. We argue that consumers are affected by firms' green manufacturing practices in response to the pressing environmental issues affecting our era. Our results reveal that while the number of green activities has a positive effect on economic performance, the amount of green manufacturing investments has an inverted U-shaped relationship to economic performance and that this effect is positively moderated if a company also sells non-green products. Our study contributes to the literature on green manufacturing by dissecting the effect of green manufacturing practices on a company's economic performance. Our findings also provide managers with advice on the right balance of green practices that most benefit their companies.

Green manufacturing for sustainable development: The positive effects of green activities, green investments, and non-green products on economic performance / D'Angelo, Viviana; Cappa, Francesco; Peruffo, Enzo. - In: BUSINESS STRATEGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. - ISSN 0964-4733. - 32:4(2023), pp. 1900-1913. [10.1002/bse.3226]

Green manufacturing for sustainable development: The positive effects of green activities, green investments, and non-green products on economic performance

Viviana D'Angelo;Francesco Cappa;Enzo Peruffo
2023

Abstract

This article explores the impact of green manufacturing practices, disentangled in green activities, green investments, and the type of product made, on the economic performance of firms. Using survey data collected by European Commission from European small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), we adopt the self-determination theory to investigate the extent to which the number of green activities, green investments, and type of product made affects a firm's economic performance. We argue that consumers are affected by firms' green manufacturing practices in response to the pressing environmental issues affecting our era. Our results reveal that while the number of green activities has a positive effect on economic performance, the amount of green manufacturing investments has an inverted U-shaped relationship to economic performance and that this effect is positively moderated if a company also sells non-green products. Our study contributes to the literature on green manufacturing by dissecting the effect of green manufacturing practices on a company's economic performance. Our findings also provide managers with advice on the right balance of green practices that most benefit their companies.
2023
economic performance, green activities, green investments, green manufacturing, green practices, green product
Green manufacturing for sustainable development: The positive effects of green activities, green investments, and non-green products on economic performance / D'Angelo, Viviana; Cappa, Francesco; Peruffo, Enzo. - In: BUSINESS STRATEGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. - ISSN 0964-4733. - 32:4(2023), pp. 1900-1913. [10.1002/bse.3226]
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Green manufacturing for sustainable development_The positive effects of green activities.pdf

Open Access

Tipologia: Versione dell'editore
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione 372.36 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
372.36 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11385/225738
Citazioni
  • Scopus 39
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 41
social impact