Fostering a Relationship Learning Context as a Driver of Green Innovation Performance and Green Customer Capital

  • Gema Albort-MorantEmail author
  • Silvia Martelo-Landroguez
  • Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


Sustainability is a popular topic within the current literature on the fields of management and economics. There are plenty of studies that empirically address the ties between strategic management (i.e. knowledge management) topics and corporate environmental performance. However, there is a scarcity of empirical studies examining the combined effects of promoting a relationship learning context on green innovation performance and green customer capital. This chapter develops a research model that links relationship learning, green innovation performance and green customer capital and empirically tests the research hypotheses through Partial Least Squares (PLS-SEM) analysis. Our results suggest that firms should make an effort and invest in resources to enhance their relational capital. Besides, in order to create green customer capital it is advisable that firms are able to transform this relationship learning into green innovative outcomes.


Relationship learning Green innovation performance Green customer capital Sustainability Partial least squares 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gema Albort-Morant
    • 1
    Email author
  • Silvia Martelo-Landroguez
    • 1
  • Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de SevillaSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Loyola AndalucíaSevilleSpain

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