Organizational Visibility, Stakeholder Environmental Pressure and Corporate Environmental Responsiveness in China

Jieqiong Yu, Carlos Wing Hung Lo, Hon Ying Li

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It also examines whether this relationship is mediated by stakeholder pressure, and whether the strength of the relationships among organizational visibility, stakeholder pressures and corporate environmental responsiveness is moderated by the type of enterprise ownership. Based on the responses from a survey involving 131 enterprises, this study suggests a potentially positive and significant correlation between organizational visibility and corporate environmental responsiveness in China. However, the study reveals surprisingly that stakeholder pressure for environmental improvements does not seem to account for the above correlation. Organizational visibility is found to be negatively associated with stakeholder pressure in the case of Chinese-owned enterprises, and stakeholder pressure has no significant associations with corporate environmental responsiveness. In addition, the moderating effect of enterprise ownership is strongly evidenced, which provides important policy implications for developing effective mechanisms to stimulate environmental management practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-384
Number of pages14
JournalBusiness Strategy and the Environment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


  • China
  • Chinese-owned enterprises
  • corporate environmental responsiveness
  • foreign-owned enterprises
  • organizational visibility
  • stakeholder pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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