Title

SMEs’ charismatic leadership, product life cycle, environmental performance, and financial performance: A mediated moderation model

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Yi Zhang, Zayed University
Feng Wei, Tongji University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Cleaner Production

Publication Date

7-15-2021

Abstract

In recent years, researchers have begun to examine the effects of charismatic leadership on environmental performance. Previous studies have considered how the stages of product life cycles influence green manufacturing, but have neglected to explore the connections among charismatic leadership, environmental performance, and product life cycle. To investigate these connections, survey data were collected from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) along the east coast of China. The main findings included a mediated moderation effect to connect those concepts and enriched the literature of organizational context and natural-resource-based view. Precisely, we concluded that the product life cycle is a contextual factor in the effects of charismatic leadership on environmental performance to support the strategy of product stewardship; SMEs’ charismatic leadership helps share visions among stakeholders for promoting environmental performance and sustainable development; and environmental performance ultimately improves financial performance for sustainability.

ISSN

0959-6526

Volume

306

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

Charismatic leadership, Environmental performance, Product life cycle

Scopus ID

85105304453

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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