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      Creating a Culture of Sustainability using Mission Statements of Cooperative Organizations

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      Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
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          Mission statements are recognized as effective strategic management tools that influence firms’ performance. The evolution of a culture of sustainability begins with a mission statement that strikes a balance between financial performance and social commitments. The clear articulation of sustainability as part of the firm’s mission, values, goals, and strategy are key factors in fostering sustainability focused culture. This study illustrates the fundamental tenets of the culture of organizational sustainability model proposed by Galpin, Whitttington, and Bell (2015) using selected cooperatives in Malaysia. The contents of the mission statements were then analyze using the nine elements model by Pearce and David (1987) in findings its relations to and the existence of sustainability culture within the cooperatives. Findings from the study confirm building an organizational infrastructure that fosters a culture of sustainability results in positive employee and organizational-level sustainability performance. A reference was made to Bank Rakyat, one of the leading cooperative-based banking in the country for its outstanding performance.

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          Journal
          Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
          E-BPJ
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2398-4287
          May 20 2016
          June 27 2016
          : 1
          : 1
          : 387
          Article
          10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.237
          1ab8308d-4f04-4456-8021-515816d7eee4
          © 2016

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


          Psychology,Urban design & Planning,Urban studies,General behavioral science,Cultural studies

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