Quality & Quantity

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 1169–1184 | Cite as

Green shared vision and green creativity: the mediation roles of green mindfulness and green self-efficacy

  • Yu-Shan Chen
  • Ching-Hsun Chang
  • Shu-Ling Yeh
  • Hsin-I Cheng


Because no previous literature discusses the determinants of green creativity, this study develops an original framework to fill the research gap. This study explores the influence of green shared vision on green creativity and investigates the mediation roles of green mindfulness and green self-efficacy. We apply structural equation modeling to test the hypotheses. The results demonstrate that green shared vision positively influences green mindfulness, green self-efficacy, and green creativity. Besides, this study indicates that the positive relationship between green shared vision and green creativity is partially mediated by the two mediators: green mindfulness and green self-efficacy. It means that green shared vision can not only directly affect green creativity positively, but also indirectly affect it positively via green mindfulness and green self-efficacy. Thus, companies have to increase their green shared vision, green mindfulness, and green self-efficacy to enhance their green creativity.


Green shared vision Green creativity Green mindfulness  Green self-efficacy Green management 



The authors are grateful for the funding of National Science Council in Taiwan for this study, and the project number of this study is NSC 101-2410-H-305-074-MY3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-Shan Chen
    • 1
  • Ching-Hsun Chang
    • 2
  • Shu-Ling Yeh
    • 1
  • Hsin-I Cheng
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationNational Taipei UniversityNew Taipei CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationTamkang UniversityNew Taipei CityTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Business AdministrationNational Yunlin University of Science & TechnologyYunlinTaiwan

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