Managerial attitudes toward environmental management within Australia, the People's Republic of China and Indonesia

Lorne S. Cummings*

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Abstract

This study presents a survey of the attitudes of corporate managers and managerial students across Australia, the People's Republic of China and Indonesia toward 18 key contemporary environmental management issues. The study sought to explore whether respondents from these countries, characterized by differing levels of development, also differ in their attitude toward environmental management. Results indicated that, despite age being a moderating factor, significant differences did exist between the 676 country respondents on 15 of the 18 questions. Contrary to expectations, Australian respondents were more cautious of supporting a forthright view on environmental issues, whilst Chinese respondents favoured a more centralized approach to decision making regarding the environment. The results lend marginal support to the new environmental paradigm (NEP), but also to the radicalization of environmental issues and age as a possible influence on respondent beliefs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-29
Number of pages14
JournalBusiness Strategy and the Environment
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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