Impact of Ecological Innovation, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Environmental Performance and Energy Efficiency

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  • Umair Ahmed Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Soleman Mozammel
  • Fazluz Zaman

Abstract

The rise in environmental regulation also enforced several limitations on organizations to follow the globally accepted business activities and incentivize firms for implementing eco-friendly business methods. Keeping in mind, the current study seeks to analyze the ecological aspects of them by identifying the relationship of ecological innovation, entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial self-efficacy in affecting a firm's energy efficiency and environmental performance. The findings of structural equation modelling ensure that all chosen factors have a significant and positive influence on energy efficiency and environmental performance of SMEs in Malaysia. Furthermore, the findings of structural equation modelling recommended that ecological innovation, entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial self-efficacy have a positive and significantly influenced on energy efficiency and environmental performance. Technical speaking, the results confirm that the ecological innovation, entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial self-efficacy are the key contributors to enhance the energy efficiency and environmental performance of SMEs in Malaysia.

Keywords: Ecological innovation, entrepreneurial orientation, energy efficiency, environmental performance, Malaysia

JEL Classifications: L26, Q00, L25

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.9227

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Author Biography

Umair Ahmed, Universiti Utara Malaysia

PhD Scholar, SBM, Universiti Utara Malaysia

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Published

2020-03-17

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Ahmed, U., Mozammel, S., & Zaman, F. (2020). Impact of Ecological Innovation, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Environmental Performance and Energy Efficiency. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 10(3), 289–295. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijeep/article/view/9227

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