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Key factors for adoption of ISO 14001 by the manufacturing industry: a review paper


Tay, Hui Hui and Ariffin, Mariani and Sharaai, Amir Hamzah (2018) Key factors for adoption of ISO 14001 by the manufacturing industry: a review paper. International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 25 (1). 90 - 107. ISSN 1746-6474; ESSN: 1746-6482


ISO 14001 has been recognised as the world's most popular environmental management system (EMS). Numerous studies have been conducted on EMS adoption factors and benefits. However, the review of coincidences in published findings is conspicuously absent in current research development. The purpose of this study is to examine the degree of coincidence in the adoption factors studied to identify the key elements of ISO 14001 adoption for manufacturing industry. This paper examines the key factors including size of organisation, top management motivation, ISO 9001 experience, perceived benefit, regulatory concern based on the context of resources-based view (RBV), institutional theory, and previous relevant publications. The findings of this research serve as reference for EMS adoption among manufacturing industries. Observation of the relationship between organisation characteristic and EMS implementation could help prepare organisation through its adoption process and enhance the continual improvement of the system.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPQM.2018.094294
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Keywords: ISO 14001; Environmental management system; EMS; Adoption factors; Manufacturing industries; Size of organisation; Top management motivation; ISO 9001 experience; Perceived benefit; Regulatory concern; Resources-based view; RBV; Resources-based view; Institutional theory
Depositing User: Mr. Sazali Mohamad
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 01:37
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 01:37
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/74784
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