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A sequential process from external stakeholder pressures to performance in services

A sequential process from external stakeholder pressures to performance in services This study develops a sequential process model to address how to improve firm performance by responding to external stakeholder pressures in service contexts.Design/methodology/approachThe model posits that external stakeholder pressures affect firm performance through organizational learning, green creativity and environmental performance. Data from 219 service firms are utilized to test the hypotheses. A sequential mediation approach is adopted to analyze the model.FindingsResults reveal (1) organizational learning mediates the effects of government, customer and supplier pressures on firm performance, (2) environmental performance mediates the effect of customer pressure on firm performance, (3) organizational learning and green creativity serially mediate the effects of the three stakeholder pressures on firm performance and (4) the three external stakeholder pressures enhance firm performance through organizational learning, green creativity and environmental performance in a sequential manner.Originality/valueThis study originally contributes to the service literature by providing a sequential process lens to address how to improve performance by responding to external stakeholder pressures. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Service Theory and Practice Emerald Publishing

A sequential process from external stakeholder pressures to performance in services

Journal of Service Theory and Practice , Volume 32 (5): 31 – Aug 26, 2022

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2055-6225
DOI
10.1108/jstp-06-2021-0109
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Abstract

This study develops a sequential process model to address how to improve firm performance by responding to external stakeholder pressures in service contexts.Design/methodology/approachThe model posits that external stakeholder pressures affect firm performance through organizational learning, green creativity and environmental performance. Data from 219 service firms are utilized to test the hypotheses. A sequential mediation approach is adopted to analyze the model.FindingsResults reveal (1) organizational learning mediates the effects of government, customer and supplier pressures on firm performance, (2) environmental performance mediates the effect of customer pressure on firm performance, (3) organizational learning and green creativity serially mediate the effects of the three stakeholder pressures on firm performance and (4) the three external stakeholder pressures enhance firm performance through organizational learning, green creativity and environmental performance in a sequential manner.Originality/valueThis study originally contributes to the service literature by providing a sequential process lens to address how to improve performance by responding to external stakeholder pressures.

Journal

Journal of Service Theory and PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 26, 2022

Keywords: Stakeholder pressure; Sustainability; Organizational learning; Green creativity; Environmental performance

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