Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Dynamic capabilities and environmental sustainability for emerging economies’ multinational enterprises

Akhtar, Pervaiz; Ullah, Subhan; Amin, Saman Hassanzadeh; Kabra, Gaurav; Shaw, Sarah


Pervaiz Akhtar

Associate Professor in Accounting

Saman Hassanzadeh Amin

Gaurav Kabra

Sarah Shaw


The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how macro (country)-level dynamic capabilities, such as government environmental policies, legal and market requirements, and technological advances, and micro (firm)-level dynamic capabilities, such as organizational size, culture, and managerial characteristics, are related to emerging economies multinationals' environmantal sustainability policies and practices. Limited studies explore linkages between macro-and micro-level dynamic capabilities and environmental sustainability, which urge emerging economies' multinationals to reconsider their environmental policies and practices in order to compete with enterprises from developed countries. We develop a theoretical framework and offer propositions about the fundamental links between macro and micro dynamic capabilities and emerging economies environmental sustainability efforts. The propositions can be empirically tested in subsequent studies using country-level and firm-level data to examine the interactions between macro-and micro-level capabilities, in relation to sustainable polices and procedures, for multinationals in emerging economies.


Akhtar, P., Ullah, S., Amin, S. H., Kabra, G., & Shaw, S. (2020). Dynamic capabilities and environmental sustainability for emerging economies’ multinational enterprises. International Studies of Management and Organization, 50(1), 27-42.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 20, 2017
Online Publication Date Feb 3, 2020
Publication Date Feb 3, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 22, 2020
Publicly Available Date Aug 4, 2021
Journal International Studies of Management & Organization
Print ISSN 0020-8825
Electronic ISSN 1558-0911
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 1
Pages 27-42
Keywords Dynamic capabilities; emerging economies; environmental sustainability; multinational enterprises
Public URL
Publisher URL
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Studies of Management and Organization on 03.02.2020, available online:


You might also like

Downloadable Citations