Issue framing and environmental performance: The moderating effect of board age

Frederik Dahlmann, Stephen Brammer, Layla Jayne Branicki

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Abstract

Do firms conceive of imperatives to improve their environmental performance as threats to their current activities or as opportunities to do things in better and more sustainable ways? We address these questions by drawing on theories of managerial cognition and issue interpretation. We find that significant environmental performance improvements of firms with older boards are more likely to arise when they perceive of material physical and regulatory climate risks. Improvement in the environmental performance of younger boards, in contrast, is more likely to be provoked by a recognition of significant opportunities associated with the climate crisis.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 Aug 202011 Aug 2020

Conference

Conference80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/08/2011/08/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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