• Muo Ik Department of Business Administration, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria
  • Adebayo Adepoju Azeez Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye



Change management, Green organizational behaviour, Resistance to change, Sustainability.


The pervasive environmental crisis across the globe has been traced to unsustainable business practices of corporations. This live-threatening phenomenon continues to generate vivacious debates, with scholars and other green stakeholders suggesting certain behavioral patterns as a solution to the scourge.  However, while some organisations are realising the need for green processes and behaviors to key to sustainability practices, they are being confronted with the dilemma of the most effective ways to go about it. Organizational Green Behaviour Change (OGBC) the process actually requires complete overhauling of the entire system because it will touch all aspects of the organization and likely to alter the status quo with a possibility for change resistance. Hence, the role of Change Management is inevitable to have a seamlessly OGBC process in an organisation. Consequently, this paper attempts to review the role of Change Management in the successful delivery of OGBC vis-a-vis resistance to change (RTC). The paper adopts a content-based literature review methodology to achieve its set objectives. Findings suggest that organisation change managers need expert support toward a successful OGBC implementation to enable them to achieve desired OGBC outcomes efficiently. Secondly, it reveals that for organisations to record success in the OGBC process, all stakeholders (internal and external) interests and concerns must be taken into account ab initio. Thirdly, the paper highlights the need for a real link between Change Management and OGBC for effective management of RTC in the OGBC process. Lastly, the study admits its inability to report its findings quantitatively, and recommend active involvement of change management scholars in the growth and development of green literature for sustainability sake. 


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Author Biographies

Muo Ik, Department of Business Administration, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria

Email:; Holds a B.Sc in Economics from the University of Ibadan, an MBA from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, M.Sc in Organisational Behaviour and PhD in Business Administration (with specialisation in Organisational Behaviour/Change Management) both from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Administration, Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he is also the Coordinator of Post Graduate Programmes.  He has 12 textbooks to his credit and has been a columnist with Business Day, Nigeria, since 2001. His research interest is in Organisational Behaviour and Entrepreneurship. 

Adebayo Adepoju Azeez, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. Email:  ORCID ID: Holds a B.Sc in Business Administration from Lagos State University, MBA from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, M.Sc (Management), Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management all from the University of Lagos. He is currently a Doctoral student in the Department of Business Administration, Olabisi Onabanjo University. He is a seasoned Oil and Gas professional of close to three decades hands-on experience in the Nigeria downstream sector. His research interests include Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, and Organisational Change Management. 






How to Cite

Ik, M., & Azeez, A. A. (2020). ORGANISATIONAL GREEN BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE: THE ROLE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT . International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge, 8(1), 34–48.