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ISO 14001 standard: literature review and theory-based research agenda

Sartor, M.; Orzes, G.; Nassimbeni, G.; Touboulic, A.; Culot, G.

Authors

M. Sartor

G. Orzes

G. Nassimbeni

G. Culot



Abstract

Environmental sustainability has gained momentum in the business world and academia. After about twenty years of research in this field, this paper presents an holistic literature review specifically focused on ISO 14001, which is widely considered the most important environmental certification. We apply an antecedents-process-consequences framework in order to analyse systematically the scientific debate in this field. We identify six streams of ISO 14001 research, i.e., drivers, barriers, tools and methods, impact on performances, enabling factors affecting adoption and performances. We then summarize these research streams and highlight conflicting results and unexplored research areas. Finally, we propose a theory based research agenda. Abstract Environmental sustainability has gained momentum in the business world and academia. After about twenty years of research in this field, this paper presents an holistic literature review specifically focused on ISO 14001, which is widely considered the most important environmental certification. We apply an antecedents-process-consequences framework in order to analyse systematically the scientific debate in this field. We identify six streams of ISO 14001 research, i.e., drivers, barriers, tools and methods, impact on performances, enabling factors affecting adoption and performances. We then summarize these research streams and highlight conflicting results and unexplored research areas. Finally, we propose a theory based research agenda.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 17, 2019
Journal Quality Management Journal
Print ISSN 1068-6967
Electronic ISSN 2575-6222
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 1
Pages 32-64
APA6 Citation Sartor, M., Orzes, G., Nassimbeni, G., Touboulic, A., & Culot, G. (2019). ISO 14001 standard: literature review and theory-based research agenda. Quality Management Journal, 26(1), 32-64. https://doi.org/10.1080/10686967.2018.1542288
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/10686967.2018.1542288
Keywords ISO 14001; environmental sustainability; systematic literature review Keywords: ISO 14001; environmental sustainability; systematic literature review
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10686967.2018.1542288
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....ope&journalCode=uqmj20; Received: 2018-06-14; Revised: 2018-09-12; Accepted: 2018-09-14; Published: 2019-01-17

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