Pro-Environmental Organizational Culture and Climate

Norton, Thomas A., Zacher, Hannes, & Ashkanasy, Neal M. (2015) Pro-Environmental Organizational Culture and Climate. In Robertson, Jennifer L. & Barling, Julian (Eds.) The Psychology of Green Organizations. Oxford Univeristy Press, United LKingdom, pp. 322-348.

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This chapter reviews the concepts of organizational culture and climate and applies them to environmental sustainability. Though culture and climate are often used interchangeably, the chapter identifies key distinctions between them and highlights how they can complement one another. The two concepts are used to discuss how the organizational context for environmental sustainability, and employee perceptions thereof, influence individual pro-environmental behavior. Organizational climate is integrated with a dynamic model of organizational culture to describe how pro-environmental cultures and climates emerge. The chapter also highlights how organizations with different motivations can create pro-environmental cultures and climates. The chapter uses the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company as an archetype of an organization with a pro-environmental culture and climate. In the course of the discussion, the chapter nominates several imperatives for research and recommendations for practice.

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ID Code: 92517
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: competing values framework, dynamic culture model, environmental sustainability, organizational climate, organizational culture, pro-environmental
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0014
ISBN: 9780199997480
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2016 23:26
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 00:26

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