Sustainable value creation and organizational performance in industrial manufacturing companies

Julio César Acosta-Prado, Julián Andrés Gómez Sánchez, Oscar Hernán López-Montoya, Arnold Alejandro Tafur-Mendoza

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Purpose: This study aims to analyze the influence of sustainable value creation (composed of social, economic and environmental dimensions) on organizational performance in Colombian industrial manufacturing companies. Design/methodology/approach: This study had a sample of 1,572 companies belonging to the Colombian manufacturing industrial sector. These companies were consulted by the survey of technological development and innovation in the manufacturing industry EDIT IX. For this study’s purpose, a model was developed from a variance-based structural equation modeling or partial least squares. Findings: The results indicated that the associated mechanisms of the social, economic and environmental dimensions contribute in a significant, positive and large way to the creation of sustainable value for the companies studied. The findings show the importance of the social, economic and environmental dimensions in the creation of sustainable value and in turn, their influence on organizational performance. Social implications: The findings obtained provide industrial companies and society with resources to understand that economic development can respond to business logic different from those imposed by current neoliberal models. Originality/value: This study provides an understanding of the value capture mechanisms of small- and medium-sized companies considering the environmental needs of the territory and the community where the business activities take place while generating economic profitability for the other stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-156
Number of pages14
JournalMeasuring Business Excellence
Issue number1
Early online date2022
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2023

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  • Organizational performance
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable value creation
  • Value capture mechanisms


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