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The influence of green human resource management practices and employee green behavior on business performance in sustainability-focused organizations

Mehrajunnisa, Mehrajunnisa; Jabeen, Fauzia; Faisal, Mohd Nishat; Lange, Thomas


Mehrajunnisa Mehrajunnisa

Fauzia Jabeen

Mohd Nishat Faisal

Thomas Lange


Drawing on the Ability-Motivation-Opportunity, Corporate Environmentalism, and Value Belief Norm theories, this study proposes a framework that focuses on the consequences of green human resource management practices. We collected data from employees (n = 184) in sustainability-focused organizations in the United Arab Emirates. The results suggest that employee green behavior significantly shapes the relationships between environmental orientation, green competence building, green motivation, and organizational business performance. The study results allow us to understand better employee green behaviors and their impact on improving organizational business performance in an emerging nation context. The novelty of this research lies in the presentation of an integrated framework to solve the contemporary challenge facing businesses in promoting the green behaviors of employees.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 22, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 20, 2022
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Sep 1, 2022
Journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Print ISSN 0964-0568
Electronic ISSN 1360-0559
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 66
Issue 12
Pages 2603–2622
Keywords green human resource management, green behaviors, business performance, sustainability, Middle East
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