Keywords: environmental management, firm value, China, manufacturing industry, developing countries, panel data analysis, financial performance, firm size
The relationships among environmental management, firm value and other firm attributes: evidence from Chinese manufacturing industry
Many studies have investigated the relationships among environmental management, financial performance and other firm attributes. Their results are inconsistent and contested. Most of the empirical studies to date are in the context of developed countries rather than developing countries. This study fills this gap by providing an empirical examination of the relationships among environmental management, firm value and other firm attributes in the Chinese context. In addition, this study is the first study of Chinese firms to use panel data analysis methods in the examination of the impact of environmental management on firm value. The results of panel data analysis show that environmental management has no significant impact on firm value. Pearson tests show that prior financial performance does not affect the level of environmental management. Rather, firm size is shown to be positively correlated with the level of environmental management.