Title: Evolutionary stages of environmental management in computer companies located in Brazil: case studies

Authors: Giovanna Maialle; Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour

Addresses: UNESP – Univ Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo State University, Av. Eng. Luiz Edmundo C. Coube 14-01, Bauru, SP, Brazil ' UNESP – Univ Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo State University, Av. Eng. Luiz Edmundo C. Coube 14-01, Bauru, SP, Brazil

Abstract: This study aims at identifying which environmental management practices computer companies located in Brazil are adopting, and classifying these companies according to the evolutionary stages of environmental management. For such, the case study research method was used at three companies. Results show that environmental management in the sector is geared towards compliance with laws and eco-efficiency, aimed at cutting costs. It was concluded that classification does not occur in a linear manner with defined borders, and that the multinational companies located in Brazil are greatly influenced by their foreign head offices, which are at more advanced evolutionary stages.

Keywords: electronics industry; environmental management practices; Brazil; evolutionary stages; computer industry; case studies; compliance; eco-efficiency; cost cutting; multinational corporations; MNCs; foreign head offices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2014.060829

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2014 Vol.8 No.3, pp.300 - 315

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 01 May 2014 *

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