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Abstract

The question about the relationship between environmental practices and competitiveness has not been answered systematically by previous studies. In this paper, we argued that the lack of consistence results in previous literatures is due to ignoring the effects of some related variables. Based on stakeholders’ theory, we assumed that stakeholders’ integration may plays role in this relationship. Therefore, we introduced stakeholders’ integration as a possible moderator of the relationship between environmental practices and competitiveness. We reviewed the previous literature and identified their gaps. Then, we came with a proposed model to be tested using a cross-sectional questionnaire survey will be carried out at 270 Libyan industrial corporations. Such study helps in understanding the role of stakeholders’ integration in improving the competitiveness of the corporation. Additionally, the study points the light on the green concerns in developing countries such as Libya, which have been neglected by previous studies.

Keywords: Stakeholders’ integration, environmental practices, competitiveness, a proposed model, industrial corporations

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