Green Transformational Leadership and Environmental Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Kwara State, Nigeria


  • Lateef Okikiola Olanipekun Lagos State University
  • Michael Olanipekun Aremo Lagos State University
  • Oluwashola Kike Omosanya Lagos State University
  • Michael Adekunle Oderinde Lagos State University


Green Employee Behaviour; Green self-efficacy; Green Shared vision; Green Transformational Leadership and Voluntary Green Workplace Behaviour


Sustainable environmental practices have constituted one of the numerous challenges bedeviling the process of sustainable development in the twenty first century and have culminated into a complete environmental catastrophe and disaster. Because of this tragedy, it becomes highly pertinent to raise awareness as a mechanism for combatting environmental menace in a bid to mitigate dysfunctional consequences and one of the potent factors to assist in this regard is having the right leadership in place to steer the ship of instilling eco-friendly attitude and behaviour at work. Based on the foregoing arguments, this study investigated green transformational leadership and environmental outcomes with empirical evidence from selected food and beverages manufacturing firms in Kwara State, Nigeria. In specific terms, the study investigated the effect of green-shared vision on employee green behaviour and examined the relationship between green self-efficacy and voluntary green workplace. The study was hinged on the transformational leadership theory and Resource-Based View (RBV) theory respectively. A sample size of one hundred and fifty respondents were selected using the convenience sampling technique and information were obtained through the survey method. The outcome of the study reflected that green-shared vision significantly affected employees’ eco-affable behaviour and green self-efficacy has significant linkage with environmental attitude of the employees. The study concluded that leadership with green philosophies are positive forces for driving the developmental process of sustainable development. Thus, managements should foster an avenue for green oriented leaders to develop employees’ competencies by instilling into them pro-environmental attitude and behaviours necessary for advancing sustainable development.


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Olanipekun, L. O., Aremo, . M. O. ., Omosanya, O. K., & Oderinde, M. A. (2024). Green Transformational Leadership and Environmental Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Kwara State, Nigeria. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, 20(3). Retrieved from



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