Eco-efficiency measurement and the influence of organisational factors: evidence from large Italian companies

Emilio Passetti*, Andrea Tenucci

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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This paper investigates the use of the eco-efficiency measurement. It also analyses whether environ-mental planning, business strategies, operational practices, environmental management system certifi-cation and environmental management accounting influence eco-efficiency. The five organisational factors express formal elements of the organisational structure. The research design consists of a mixed method approach with a set of information composed of a survey of 65 companies plus 14 interviews. The results show a poor use of eco-efficiency measurement and the positive influence of just environ-mental planning and environmental management accounting. What stands out is the urgency to encourage companies to have more articulated measurement and evaluation tools for analyse the interplay between environmental and economic performance (i.e. eco-efficiency). The paper extends empirical studies on environment-related management accounting tools. This study also underlines the importance of analysing the organisational dimension which is fundamental for promoting the inte-gration of environmental issues into management control.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)228-239
Numero di pagine12
RivistaJournal of Cleaner Production
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016


  • eco-efficiency
  • environmental accounting
  • environmental management
  • environmental management accounting
  • organisational factor


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