The natural environment, innovation, and firm performance: A comparative study

Justin Craig, Clay Dibrell*

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In this article, we investigate the effect of firm-level natural-environment-related policies on innovation and financial performance in family and nonfamily firms. Our findings demonstrate that family firms are better able to facilitate environmentally friendly firm policies associated with improved firm innovation and greater financial performance more effectively than their nonfamily competitors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalFamily Business Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


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