Karmen Erjavec – University of Novo mesto, Na Loko 2, 8000 Novo mesto, Slovenia

Climate change concerns

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.211


Climate change in the form of extreme weather events is becoming more frequent and severe, and populations across Europe are more affected by droughts and floods. All this affects workers’ perceptions of climate change and how they assess its impact on the competitiveness of the companies they work for. A survey of Slovenian workers (N = 212) examined the associations between reported concerns about climate changes concern and perceptions of its impact on business competitiveness. In regression analyses, exposure was associated with greater concern about climate change and negative per­ceptions of business competitiveness. Our study suggests that workers’ aware­ness of climate-related exposures in their local environment, along with per­sonal exposures, is associated with increased concern about climate change and its negative impact on business competitiveness. As sustainable competi­tiveness needs well-informed workers, our findings suggest that policies aimed at raising awareness of climate concerns and their impact on business aware­ness should take into account workers’ perceptions.

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Erjavec, K. (2022). Employees’ Perception of Climate Change and Its Impact on Business Competitiveness. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2022: Vol 8. Conference proceedings (pp. 211-216). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.  https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.211


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