Business Strategy and the Environment

(The TQCC of Business Strategy and the Environment is 25. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Modeling the dynamic linkage between financial development, energy innovation, and environmental quality: Does globalization matter?322
Circular economy business models: The state of research and avenues ahead270
Industry 4.0 and the circular economy: A literature review and recommendations for future research258
Retracted: Industry 4.0 and circular economy practices: A new era business strategies for environmental sustainability228
Digitalization and sustainable development: How could digital economy development improve green innovation in China?225
Stakeholder pressure, green innovation, and performance in small and medium‐sized enterprises: The role of green dynamic capabilities219
Consumption‐based carbon emissions, renewable energy consumption, financial development and economic growth in Chile211
Sustainable development goals and the strategic role of business: A systematic literature review210
Enhancing green product and process innovation: Towards an integrative framework of knowledge acquisition and environmental investment204
Innovation and the circular economy: A systematic literature review193
The determinants of business contribution to the 2030 Agenda: Introducing the SDG Reporting Score191
Sustainable development, ESG performance and company market value: Mediating effect of financial performance181
Integrating sustainability and resilience in the supply chain: A systematic literature review and a research agenda178
Are women eco‐friendly? Board gender diversity and environmental innovation177
Environmental performance, sustainability, governance and financial performance: Evidence from heavily polluting industries in China165
Theory of green purchase behavior (TGPB): A new theory for sustainable consumption of green hotel and green restaurant products161
Critical success factors for a circular economy: Implications for business strategy and the environment156
The emerging driving force of inclusive green growth: Does digital economy agglomeration work?155
How circular is the circular economy? Analysing the implementation of circular economy in organisations149
Nudging toward diversity in the boardroom: A systematic literature review of board diversity of financial institutions148
Is blockchain able to enhance environmental sustainability? A systematic review and research agenda from the perspective of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)144
Does green transformational leadership lead to green innovation? The role of green thinking and creative process engagement144
Corporate ESG reporting quantity, quality and performance: Where to now for environmental policy and practice?137
CEO hometown identity and firm green innovation135
A resource‐based view of green innovation as a strategic firm resource: Present status and future directions135
Industry 4.0, innovation, and sustainable development: A systematic review and a roadmap to sustainable innovation135
Circular economy and the policy: A framework for improving the corporate environmental management in supply chains134
Green growth versus economic growth: Do sustainable technology transfer and innovations lead to an imperfect choice?134
Board gender diversity and carbon emissions: European evidence on curvilinear relationships and critical mass132
How do green knowledge management and green technology innovation impact corporate environmental performance? Understanding the role of green knowledge acquisition132
The circular economy and consumer behaviour: The mediating role of information seeking in buying circular packaging131
Green bonds as a tool against climate change?130
The role of information and communication technology on green total factor energy efficiency: Does environmental regulation work?128
Factors affecting corporate environmental disclosure in emerging markets: The role of corporate governance structures127
How do firms achieve sustainability through green innovation under external pressures of environmental regulation and market turbulence?125
Circular economy practices and industry 4.0 technologies: A strategic move of automobile industry122
Does the interaction between the knowledge management process and sustainable development practices boost corporate green innovation?119
Perceived behavioral control as a mediator of hotels' green training, environmental commitment, and organizational citizenship behavior: A sustainable environmental practice108
Industry 4.0 and circular economy: An exploratory analysis of academic and practitioners' perspectives108
Achieving environmental sustainability through green transformational leadership policy: Can green team resilience help?107
Testing the institutional difference hypothesis: A study about environmental, social, governance, and financial performance106
An environmental policy of green intellectual capital: Green innovation strategy for performance sustainability106
Do audit committee attributes influence integrated reporting quality? An agency theory viewpoint105
Does green innovation affect the financial performance of Multilatinas? The moderating role of ISO 14001 and R&D investment102
Environmental, social and governance disclosure and default risk98
A framework of digital technologies for the circular economy: Digital functions and mechanisms97
What do we know about business strategy and environmental research? Insights from Business Strategy and the Environment97
Exploring the effect of buyer engagement on green product innovation: Empirical evidence from manufacturers97
Green human resource management and environmental performance: The role of green innovation and environmental strategy in a developing country96
Does environmental, social, and governance performance move together with corporate green innovation in China?96
Green intellectual capital and environmental management accounting: Natural resource orchestration in favor of environmental performance95
Implementing circular economy in the textile and clothing industry95
Impact of green entrepreneurship orientation on environmental performance: The natural resource‐based view and environmental policy perspective94
The transition from linear economy to circular economy for sustainability among SMEs: A study on prospects, impediments, and prerequisites94
Enabling the Circular Economy transition: a sustainable lean manufacturing recipe for Industry 4.094
Improving companies' impacts on sustainable development: A nexus approach to the SDGS92
What you see is meaningful: Does green advertising change the intentions of consumers to purchase eco‐labeled products?91
The pathway toward pollution mitigation: Does institutional quality make a difference?89
Sustaining the sustainable development: How do firms turn government green subsidies into financial performance through green innovation?89
Does adoption of ISO 56002‐2019 and green innovation reporting enhance the firm sustainable development goal performance? An emerging paradigm89
Institutional pressures, environmental management strategy, and organizational performance: The role of environmental management accounting88
From circular business models to circular business ecosystems87
Application of digital technologies for sustainable product management in a circular economy: A review87
How do incumbent firms innovate their business models for the circular economy? Identifying micro‐foundations of dynamic capabilities86
Blockchain technologies as enablers of supply chain mapping for sustainable supply chains84
Sustainable finance and investment: Review and research agenda84
The impact of sustainable development strategy on sustainable supply chain firm performance in the digital transformation era84
Green capabilities, green purchasing, and triple bottom line performance: Leading toward environmental sustainability83
Circular economy and innovation: A look from the perspective of organizational capabilities81
Organizational transition management of circular business model innovations81
Internal green integration and environmental performance: The predictive power of proactive environmental strategy, greening the supplier, and environmental collaboration with the supplier80
What motivates the adoption of green restaurant products and services? A systematic review and future research agenda79
How to innovate business models for a circular bio‐economy?79
Strategic sustainable development of Industry 4.0 through the lens of social responsibility: The role of human resource practices78
Do constraints created by economic growth targets benefit sustainable development? Evidence from China78
How environmental innovation influences firm performance: A meta‐analytic review77
Performance evaluation of reverse logistics in food supply chains in a circular economy using system dynamics77
A systematic literature review to integrate lean, agile, resilient, green and sustainable paradigms in the supply chain management77
Toward sustainable development: Board characteristics, country governance quality, and environmental performance76
Carbon emissions and the cost of debt in the eurozone: The role of public policies, climate‐related disclosure and corporate governance75
Supply chain firm performance in circular economy and digital era to achieve sustainable development goals75
Green process innovation and operational performance: The role of proactive environment strategy, technological capabilities, and organizational learning74
Sustainable Supplier Selection in Megaprojects: Grey Ordinal Priority Approach74
Circular economy‐based new products and company performance: The role of stakeholders and Industry 4.0 technologies73
Industry 4.0 technologies in the manufacturing sector: Are we sure they are all relevant for environmental performance?73
Leveraging STARA competencies and green creativity to boost green organisational innovative evidence: A praxis for sustainable development73
On the conceptualization and measurement of dynamic capabilities for sustainability: Building theory through a systematic literature review73
Relating the role of green self‐concepts and identity on green purchasing behaviour: An empirical analysis73
Digital finance and sustainable development: Evidence from environmental inequality in China73
Supply chain collaboration and eco‐innovations: An institutional perspective from China73
Green marketing as an environmental practice: The impact on green satisfaction and green loyalty in a business‐to‐business context72
Industry 4.0 technologies and circular economy: The mediating role of supply chain integration71
Dynamic capabilities for circular manufacturing supply chains—Exploring the role of Industry 4.0 and resilience71
Circular economy and resilience: A research agenda71
Does green innovation increase enterprise value?70
Which are the determinants of green purchase behaviour? A study of Italian consumers69
The effects of environmental, social and governance disclosure on the cost of capital in small and medium enterprises: The role of family business status69
Enhancing environmental information transparency through corporate social responsibility reporting regulation69
Green process innovation: Where we are and where we are going69
The impact of direct environmental, social, and governance reporting: Empirical evidence in European‐listed companies in the agri‐food sector68
Analysing the risks of adopting circular economy initiatives in manufacturing supply chains68
Past, present, and future of green product innovation68
Toward sustainable corporate behavior: The effect of the critical mass of female directors on environmental, social, and governance disclosure67
Does the EU Directive on non‐financial information influence the value relevance of ESG disclosure? Italian evidence67
The impact of environmental dynamism on low‐carbon practices and digital supply chain networks to enhance sustainable performance: An empirical analysis65
Close the loop: Evidence on the implementation of the circular economy from the Italian fashion industry65
The resource‐based view, stakeholder capitalism, ESG, and sustainable competitive advantage: The firm's embeddedness into ecology, society, and governance65
Effects of greenwashing on financial performance: Moderation through local environmental regulation and media coverage64
Traders as sustainability governance actors in global food supply chains: A research agenda64
Green capabilities and green purchasing practices: A strategy striving towards sustainable operations63
Green consumerism, green perceived value, and restaurant revisit intention: Millennials' sustainable consumption with moderating effect of green perceived quality63
Investigating the link between managers' green knowledge and leadership style, and their firms' environmental performance: The mediation role of green creativity63
Sustainability and legitimacy theory: The case of sustainable social and environmental practices of small and medium‐sized enterprises63
Is corporate environmental disclosure associated with firm value? A multicountry study of Gulf Cooperation Council firms62
Green apparel buying behaviour: A Stimulus–Organism–Behaviour–Consequence (SOBC) perspective on sustainability‐oriented consumption in Japan62
Green intellectual capital and ambidextrous green innovation: The impact on environmental performance61
Green bonds, sustainable development and environmental policy in the European Union carbon market61
Exploring the determinants of green bond issuance: Going beyond the long‐lasting debate on performance consequences61
Circular economy and sustainability: The role of organizational behaviour in the transition journey60
Towards a collaboration framework for circular economy: The role of dynamic capabilities and open innovation60
Net‐zero emission targets and the role of managerial environmental awareness, customer pressure, and regulatory control toward environmental performance60
Environmental management practices and financial performance using data envelopment analysis in Japan: The mediating role of environmental performance60
Do independent, female and specialist directors promote eco‐innovation and eco‐design in agri‐food firms?60
Firm sustainable investment: Are female directors greener?60
Circular economy in corporate sustainability reporting: A review of organisational approaches59
Business environmental innovation and CO2 emissions: The moderating role of environmental governance59
Environmental management certification and environmental performance: Greening or greenwashing?59
What drives the adoption and consumption of green hotel products and services? A systematic literature review of past achievement and future promises59
The effects of regional trade integration and renewable energy transition on environmental quality: Evidence from South Asian neighbors59
Sustainability strategies by companies in the global coffee sector58
The impact of motivation, intention, and contextual factors on green purchasing behavior: New energy vehicles as an example57
Progress and trends in integrating Industry 4.0 within Circular Economy: A comprehensive literature review and future research propositions57
A conceptual framework for blockchain‐based sustainable supply chain and evaluating implementation barriers: A case of the tea supply chain56
Closing the loop through eco‐innovation by European firms: Circular economy for sustainable development55
An institutional perspective on consumers' environmental awareness and pro‐environmental behavioral intention: Evidence from 39 countries55
The revision of nonfinancial reporting directive: A critical lens on the comparability principle55
Biodiversity and extinction accounting for sustainable development: A systematic literature review and future research directions54
Financial materiality in the informativeness of sustainability reporting54
Non‐financial strategy disclosure and environmental, social and governance score: Insight from a configurational approach54
Proactive environmental strategy and firm performance at the bottom of the pyramid54
The application of Green Lean Six Sigma54
Systemic circular business model application at the company, supply chain and society levels—A view into circular economy native and adopter companies53
Tunneling the barriers of blockchain technology in remanufacturing for achieving sustainable development goals: A circular manufacturing perspective53
Mandatory disclosure, greenhouse gas emissions and the cost of equity capital: UK evidence of a U‐shaped relationship53
Business strategy and sustainable development: Evidence from China53
Analysing the roadblocks of circular economy adoption in the automobile sector: Reducing waste and environmental perspectives52
An environmental perspective extends market orientation: Green innovation sustainability52
The influence of managers' awareness of climate change, perceived climate risk exposure and risk tolerance on the adoption of corporate responses to climate change52
Institutional pressures and circular economy performance: The role of environmental management system and organizational flexibility in oil and gas sector52
Bank green lending and credit risk: an empirical analysis of China's Green Credit Policy52
The nexuses between transformational leadership and employee green organisational citizenship behaviour: Role of environmental attitude and green dedication52
Analyzing companies' interactions with the Sustainable Development Goals through network analysis: Four corporate sustainability imperatives51
Assessing people‐driven factors for circular economy practices in small and medium‐sized enterprise supply chains: Business strategies and environmental perspectives51
Value creation in circular economy business for sustainability: A stakeholder relationship perspective51
Factors affecting green purchase behavior: A systematic literature review51
Attaining sustainable development goals (SDGs) through supply chain practices and business strategies: A systematic review with bibliometric and network analyses50
A review of entrepreneurship and circular economy research: State of the art and future directions50
Advancing the circular economy through dynamic capabilities and extended customer engagement: Insights from small sustainable fashion enterprises in the UK50
Citizens and cities: Leveraging citizen science and big data for sustainable urban development50
The effect of environmental regulations, top management commitment, and organizational learning on green product innovation: Evidence from automobile industry49
Consumers' choice behavior: An interactive effect of expected eudaimonic well‐being and green altruism49
Can environmental investments benefit environmental performance? The moderating roles of institutional environment and foreign direct investment49
The growth paradox, sustainable development, and business strategy49
Stakeholder engagement in business models for sustainability: The stakeholder value flow model for sustainable development48
Business model innovation: Identifying foundations and trajectories48
Do firm characteristics affect environmental sustainability? A literature review‐based assessment48
Do corporate sustainability initiatives improve corporate carbon performance? Evidence from European firms48
Green supply chain integration and financial performance: A social contagion and information sharing perspective47
Critical success factors for implementing blockchain‐based circular supply chain47
Sustainability among Norwegian maritime firms: Green strategy and innovation as mediators of long‐term orientation and emission reduction47
From institutional pressure to the sustainable development of firm: Role of environmental management accounting implementation and environmental proactivity47
Environmental, social, and governance ratings and financial performance: Evidence from the European food industry47
The contagion effect of environmental violations: The case of Dieselgate in Germany47
The management of sustainable development: A longitudinal analysis of the effects of environmental performance on economic performance46
The link between sustainable business models and Blockchain: A multiple case study approach46
Structural model for analysis of key performance indicators for sustainable manufacturer–supplier collaboration: A grey‐decision‐making trial and evaluation laboratory‐based approach46
Determinants of consumer demand for circular economy products. A case for reuse and remanufacturing for sustainable development46
Socio‐emotional wealth and corporate responses to environmental hostility: Are family firms more stakeholder oriented?46
Local government environmental regulatory pressures and corporate environmental strategies: Evidence from natural resource accountability audits in China46
Toward a circular economy: Understanding consumers' moral stance on corporations' and individuals' responsibilities in creating a circular fashion economy45
Biodiversity disclosure, sustainable development and environmental initiatives: Does board gender diversity matter?45
Corporate social and environmental disclosure as a sustainable development tool provided by board sub‐committees: Do women directors play a relevant moderating role?44
Circular disruption: Digitalisation as a driver of circular economy business models44
An investigation of key performance indicators for operational excellence towards sustainability in the leather products industry44
The impact of ISO 14001 on firm environmental and economic performance: The moderating role of size and environmental awareness43
The effect of corporate environmental, social and governance disclosure on cash holdings: Life‐cycle perspective43
Sustainable employee green behavior in the workplace: Integrating cognitive and non‐cognitive factors in corporate environmental policy43
The nexus of business sustainability and organizational learning: A systematic literature review to identify key learning principles for business transformation43
Managing sustainability in luxury industry to pursue circular economy strategies42
Exploring business models for sustainability: A bibliographic investigation of the literature and future research directions42
A natural resource and institutional theory‐based view of green‐lean‐six sigma drivers for environmental management42
Antecedents of absorptive capacity in the development of circular economy business models of small and medium enterprises41
Environmental degradation, energy consumption and sustainable development: Accounting for the role of economic complexities with evidence from World Bank income clusters41
An empirical analysis: Did green supply chain management alleviate the effects of COVID‐19?41
Sustainable entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals: Community‐led initiatives, the social solidarity economy and commons ecologies41
Sustainable development and circular economy: The role of institutional promotion on circular consumption and market competitiveness from a multistakeholder engagement approach41
On the contribution of eco‐innovation features to a circular economy: A microlevel quantitative approach41
Will financial development and clean energy utilization rejuvenate the environment in BRICS economies?40
Sustainability in the digital age: Intended and unintended consequences of digital technologies for sustainable development40
Addressing endogeneity by proposing novel instrumental variables in the nexus of sustainability reporting and firm financial performance: A step‐by‐step procedure for non‐experts40
Circular business model implementation: A capability development case study from the manufacturing industry39
Which institutional investors drive corporate sustainability? A systematic literature review39
Circular economy adoption barriers: An extended fuzzy best–worst method using fuzzy DEMATEL and Supermatrix structure39
Strategic ambidexterity in green product innovation: Obstacles and implications39
The value relevance of corporate financial and nonfinancial information provided by the integrated report: A systematic review39
Bringing sustainability to life: A framework to guide biodiversity indicator development for business performance management39
External stakeholder engagement: Complementary and substitutive effects on firms' eco‐innovation38
Building a data‐driven circular supply chain hierarchical structure: Resource recovery implementation drives circular business strategy38
Strategic motives and performance implications of proactive versus reactive environmental strategies in corporate sustainable development38
Small agricultural businesses' performance—What is the role of dynamic capabilities, entrepreneurial orientation, and environmental sustainability commitment?38
Linking sustainable business models and supply chains — Toward an integrated value creation framework38
A framework for digital supply chains in the era of circular economy: Implications on environmental sustainability38
Executive compensation and sustainable business practices: The moderating role of sustainability‐based compensation38
Green manufacturing for sustainable development: The positive effects of green activities, green investments, and non‐green products on economic performance38
Stakeholder perception of reverse logistics practices on supply chain performance38
Transition towards and of sustainability—Understanding sustainability as performative38
Design for the environment: An ontology‐based knowledge management model for green product development37
Corporate commitment to climate change action, carbon risk exposure, and a firm's debt financing policy37
Carbon neutrality drivers and implications for firm performance and supply chain management37
Eco‐innovation motivations and ecodesign tool implementation in companies in the Nordic textile and information technology sectors37
COVID‐19, ESG investing, and the resilience of more sustainable stocks: Evidence from European firms37
Human resource slack, sustainable innovation, and environmental performance of small and medium‐sized enterprises in sub‐Saharan Africa37
Friends or foes? A systematic literature review and meta‐analysis of the relationship between eco‐innovation and firm performance36
Do dynamic capabilities matter? A study on environmental performance and the circular economy in European certified organisations36
Circular business model evolution: Stakeholder matters for a self‐sufficient ecosystem36
Corporate environmental reporting: Are French firms compliant with the Task Force on Climate Financial Disclosures' recommendations?36
Reviewing the applications of artificial intelligence in sustainable supply chains: Exploring research propositions for future directions36
The role of biomass energy consumption and economic complexity on environmental sustainability in G7 economies36
Which factors distinguish the different consumer segments of green fast‐moving consumer goods in Germany?36
Managing healthcare waste for sustainable environmental development: A hybrid decision approach36
Environmental attitude in the board. Who are the “green directors”? Evidences from Italy36
CEO foreign experience and corporate sustainable development: Evidence from China36
Environmental collaboration, responsible innovation, and firm performance: The moderating role of stakeholder pressure36
Environmental proactivity, competitive strategy, and market performance: The mediating role of environmental reputation36
Towards sustainable development: Coupling green marketing strategies and consumer perceptions in addressing greenwashing35
Consumer adoption of access‐based product‐service systems: The influence of duration of use and type of product35
What drives environmental innovation? A meta‐analysis35
Board gender diversity and environmental emissions35
Corporate climate‐related voluntary disclosures: Does potential greenwash exist among Australian high emitters reports?35
Supplier evaluation in the context of circular economy: A forward step for resilient business and environment concern35
Stakeholder management in sustainable supply chains: A case study of the bioenergy industry35
Examining the extent of and determinants for sustainability assurance quality: The role of audit committees35
Harnessing digitalization for sustainable development: Understanding how interactions on sustainability‐oriented digital platforms manage tensions and paradoxes35
Board gender diversity and ESG decoupling: Does religiosity matter?34
Are firms with better sustainability performance more resilient during crises?34
Inspiring employees' ecological behaviors: The roles of corporate environmental strategy, biospheric values, and eco‐centric leadership34
Blockchain‐based recycling and its impact on recycling performance: A network theory perspective34
Encouraging green product purchase: Green value and environmental knowledge as moderators of attitude and behavior relationship34
Circular economy adoption challenges in the food supply chain for sustainable development34
Building supply chain relational capital: The impact of supplier and customer leveraging on innovation performance34