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Does Market Competition Dampen Firms' Environmental Performance? Evidence from China

Duanmu, Jing-Lin, Bu, Maoliang and Pittman, Russell (2018) Does Market Competition Dampen Firms' Environmental Performance? Evidence from China Strategic Management Journal, 39 (11). pp. 3006-3030.

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Abstract

Departing from the extant literature which assumes that firms pursue strong environmental performance as a differentiation strategy, we analyse the general relationship between firms’ competitive strategy and their response to heightened market competition. We find that, using a large sample of Chinese manufacturing firms between 2000 and 2005, intensified market competition has an overall negative impact on firms’ environmental performance. The negative impact is exacerbated in firms adopting a cost-leadership strategy, but attenuated in those adopting a differentiation strategy. The results emphasize the importance of including an examination of the particular competitive strategies chosen by firms in seeking to understand the impact of intensified market competition.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Duanmu, Jing-LinJ.Duanmu@surrey.ac.uk
Bu, Maoliang
Pittman, Russell
Date : 22 August 2018
DOI : 10.1002/smj.2948
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Duanmu, Jing-Lin, Bu, Maoliang and Pittman, Russell (2018) Does Market Competition Dampen Firms' Environmental Performance? Evidence from China Strategic Management Journal, 39 (11). pp. 3006-3030, which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/smj.2948. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Market competition, environmental performance, China, corporate social responsibility, cost leadership, differentiation, market concentration
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 14 Aug 2018 14:20
Last Modified : 16 Nov 2018 11:17
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/848933

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