The Ecuadorian Banana Farms Managers’ Perceptions: Innovation as A Driver of Environmental Sustainability Practices
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Author/sRamírez Orellana, Alicia; Ruiz Palomo, Daniel; Rojo Ramírez, Alfonso Andrés; Burgos Burgos, John
This article aims to explore the perceptions of banana farms managers towards environmental sustainability practices through the impact of innovation, adoption of information systems, and training employees through a case study in the province of El Oro (Ecuador). Furthermore, the paper assesses how farmers’ perceptions could guide public policy incentives. PLS-Structural Equation Modeling are used as the framework by which the constructs is represented within the model. The model explained 59% of the environmental sustainability practices of Ecuadorian banana farms. The results indicate that environmental sustainability practices were positively influenced mainly by training employees, innovation, and adoption of information systems. Additionally, both the adoption of information systems and training employees indirectly influenced sustainable practices through innovation as a mediator. We may conclude that in the Ecuadorian banana farms, changes in environmental practices are derived...
adoption of information systems
environmental sustainability practices