عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Sustainability led innovations in the hospitality industry: A case study of the adoption of the Green Key Scheme standards in the Netherlands
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
پایداری منجر به نوآوری در صنعت مهمان نوازی شد: مطالعه موردی تصویب استانداردهای طرح کلید سبز در هلند
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Journal of Cleaner Production, Corrected proof, 125210: doi:10:1016/j:jclepro:2020:125210
Dr Andrew Ngawenja Mzembe
The adoption of sustainability standards within organizations represents one of the most signiﬁcant challenges that ﬁrms face. This qualitative based study draws on the core-periphery thesis of organi- zational change and the resource-based view of the ﬁrm to explore the three adoption architectures ﬁrms can use to integrate green certiﬁcation scheme standards into their business operations. As a result, we examined the nature of the linkages between the different adoption mechanisms, and how such linkages might inﬂuence a ﬁrm’s sustainability performance. The study demonstrates that organizational attributes, previous experience with a sustainability agenda and the degree of ﬁt between the externally generated sustainability standard and the prevailing business practices can affect the abilities of ﬁrms to integrate sustainability standards into their organization structures and thus their sustainability per- formance. Hence, this paper opens new avenues for sustainability certiﬁcation researchers to look at the various conﬁgurations of standards adoption architectures, and also for practitioners to broadly embrace both institutional and organizational exigencies relevant to the internalization of certiﬁcation standards.© 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Green certification | Hospitality | Organizational change | Sustainability | The Netherlands | Tourism