From green training and involvement to organizational rationale for sustainability: Does it improve individual green performance?

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Valter Luís Barbieri Colombo
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8682-3769
Anderson Betti Frare
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4602-7394
Ilse Maria Beuren
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4007-6408

Abstract

Organizations are pressured by stakeholders to promote sustainable actions; therefore, they need to adopt strategies that encourage their employees to present green behaviors. Thus, we aimed to analyze the effects of green training and involvement on individual green performance, with the intervention of the interactive and diagnostic use of Performance Measurement Systems (PMS), organizational rationale for sustainability, and organizational identification. A survey was conducted with employees of a private electric power generator operating in Brazil, and 101 valid responses were obtained. The analysis used mixed methods: partial least squares structural equation modeling and fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis. The findings suggest the influence of green training and involvement on the interactive and diagnostic use of the PMS, as well as on the organizational rationale for sustainability, which influences individual green performance moderated by organizational identification. Furthermore, two (four) combinations among the conditions promote high (low) individual green performance.

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BARBIERI COLOMBO, V. L.; BETTI FRARE, A.; BEUREN, I. M. . From green training and involvement to organizational rationale for sustainability: Does it improve individual green performance?. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 62, n. 5, p. e2021–0363, 2022. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020220508. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/86185. Acesso em: 24 jul. 2024.
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