Establishing How Natural Environmental Competency, Organizational Social Consciousness, and Innovativeness Relate

Clay Dibrell*, Justin B. Craig, Jaemin Kim, Aaron J. Johnson

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This article investigates the moderating effects of organizational social consciousness on the natural environmental competency and innovativeness relationship. Organizational social consciousness reflects the organization’s awareness of its place and contribution to the larger system in which it exists and is developed through an organization’s social responsibility, ethics, culture, corporate values, and the view of its stakeholders. Through our study of key strategic decision makers from organizations located in the USA, we operationalize organizational social consciousness and demonstrate the efficacy of this construct in relation to the organizational-level constructs of environmental management competency and innovativeness. Our results reveal that organizational social consciousness positively strengthens the natural environmental competency to organizational innovativeness relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-605
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2015


  • Natural environmental competency
  • Organizational innovativeness
  • Social consciousness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law


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