Green strategic leadership capability: Construct development and measurement validation

Khan, Eijaz Ahmed, Hossain, Mohammad Alamgir, Jahed, Mohammed Abu, Akter, Rabeya, and Pappas, Ilias O. (2024) Green strategic leadership capability: Construct development and measurement validation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 450. 141575.

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Green strategic leadership capability (GSLC) has emerged as a major study topic in strategic management in light of urgent global crises such as climate change. There is, however, a paucity of theoretically conceptualised and empirically validated measurement models evaluating the various leadership capabilities of top managers. GSLC implies that top managers endorse green management practices in organisational operations to minimise their environmental impact. Our research conceptualises GSLC from a natural-resource-based view by considering top managers’ capabilities to develop GSLC measurement models. We used a multi-study, multi-method approach to develop GSLC multidimensional scales using field interviews, thematic analysis and bulk surveys. GSLC is operationalised as a hierarchical and multidimensional scale consisting of three core dimensions, namely green foresight capability, green adaptive capability and green absorptive capability, along with nine subdimensions – resulting in 31 measurement items. The developed and validated scales may be applied to extend the theory and practice of green management, while offering a valuable source for organisations to assess their GSLC and identify and prioritise areas for green growth.

Item ID: 82554
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0959-6526
Keywords: Green strategic leadership capability, Green training, Natural-resource-based view, Scale development, Partial least squares structural equation modelling
Copyright Information: © 2024 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
Date Deposited: 02 May 2024 22:30
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350718 Strategy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1899 Other environmental management > 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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