Corporate governance and environmental responsibility


Tan, Siow Hooi and Habibullah, Muzafar Shah and Tan, Siow Kian (2017) Corporate governance and environmental responsibility. Annals of Tourism Research, 63. pp. 213-215. ISSN 0160-7383

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As a key engine for continued global growth and job creation, tourism-related firms have long been identified as standing in contrast to the global policy momentum that aims to mitigate carbon emissions and enhance resource efficiency and social inclusiveness (United Nations Environment Programme, 2011). To become responsible entities, nowadays, tourism-related firms actively engage in corporate environmental responsibility (CER) activities to deal with their negative effects on the society in which they operate. Although the pressure exerted by external factors undoubtedly affects a firm’s CER practices, Sharma and Henriques (2005) point out that the corporate governance (CG) that drives firms should be analysed as it will reveal how firms understand CER and how they put it into practice. In this regard, understanding whether CG mechanisms improve CER is an issue of utmost importance as it might help in promoting and implementing environmental responsibility in organisations, which in turn will contribute to the sustainable development of firms. This study therefore aims to investigate the relation between CG and CER by empirically testing the impact of various CG mechanisms on firms’ CER in the tourism-related firms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate governance, Corporate environmental responsibility, Tourism-related firms, Panel data
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2350.8-2356 Large industry. Factory system. Big business > HD2709-2930.7 Corporations. Including international business enterprises, diversification, industrial concentration, public utilities > HD2741 Holding companies. Corporate governance
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 04:37
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 04:37


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