International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Exploring the Relationships between Organizational Size and Market Focus and Commitment to the Green Movement and Impacts of Organizational Culture: A Comparative Study of Jamaica and the United States
Susan M. L. Zee, Lillian Y. Fok, Sandra J. Hartman

In this research, we examine whether organizations of differing size (large vs. small) and market focus (regional vs. national/international) may differ on several variables related to the green movement and quality management in two cultures – Jamaica and the United States. The variables examined include individual green orientation, employee perceptions of organizational green orientation, organizational culture, quality management (QM) maturity, and outcomes, in terms of positive impacts of the green movement and organizational performance. We find evidence for differences in organizational green orientation, individual green awareness, organizational culture, use of total quality management (TQM) tools, and organizational performance for large vs. small organizations and for organizations differing in market focus.

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