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Title: Reward for environmental performance: using the Scanlon Plan as catalyst to green organisations

Authors: Jacob A. Massoud, Bonnie F. Daily, James W. Bishop

Addresses: Department of Management and General Business, College of Business, New Mexico State University, MSC 3DJ, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, USA. ' Department of Management and General Business, College of Business, New Mexico State University, MSC 3DJ, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, USA. ' Department of Management and General Business, College of Business, New Mexico State University, MSC 3DJ, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, USA

Abstract: Institutionalising, a reward system based on measurable performance and incentives for environmental improvements, serves as a potential mechanism to enhance a firm|s environmental performance. Our main purpose is to integrate the principles of environmental management and the Scanlon Plan as a means to achieve this. Specifically, our paper advocates the utilisation of Scanlon Plan principles for environmental performance. The Scanlon Plan features (1) collectiveness and cooperation, (2) employee participation, (3) quantifiable performance and bonus measures and (4) an equitable reward system; all components that would enhance environmental performance.

Keywords: environmental management; environmental performance; gainsharing; rewards; Scanlon Plan; green organisations; incentives; environmental improvement; collectiveness; cooperation; employee participation; performance measurement; bonuses.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWE.2008.022255

International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, 2008 Vol.4 No.1, pp.15 - 31

Published online: 24 Dec 2008 *

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