Journal article

Competitive Goals and Plant Investment in Environment and Safety Practices: Moderating Effect of National Culture

Damien Power, Robert Klassen, Thomas J Kull, Dayna Simpson

DECISION SCIENCES | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

Operations managers clearly play a critical role in targeting plant-level investments toward environment and safety practices. In principle, a "rational" response would be to align this investment with senior management's competitive goals for operational performance. However, operations managers also are influenced by contingent factors, such as their national culture, thus creating potential tension that might bias investment away from a simple rational response. Using data from 1,453 plants in 24 countries, we test the moderating influence of seven of the national cultural characteristics on investment at the plant level in environment and safety practices. Four of the seven national cult..

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