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A systematic literature review on sustainable production indicators to assess the sustainable performance of industries


Abbass, Nazik Mahmoud and Abd Rahman, Azmawani and Ab. Aziz, Yuhanis and Sidek, Shafie (2019) A systematic literature review on sustainable production indicators to assess the sustainable performance of industries. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 9 (2). pp. 497-515. ISSN 2222-6990


Previous literature proposed various methodologies to integrate and assess sustainable production. Numerous frameworks and indicators for sustainable production were suggested as measurement tools. However, these tools need to be more comprehensive and simpler to apply at factory level to achieve the sustainability goals. This paper mainly aims to analyze the various frameworks of sustainable production as evidenced in previous studies to determine the elements and components of the reviewed frameworks as well as indicators based on their criteria as suggested in the literature. The second objective is to understand the trend of scholars in integrating sustainable performance in manufacturing firms. The scientific literature on sustainable production in manufacturing industries was systematically reviewed. Findings of the study suggest that proposals for sustainable production indictors need to be more detailed to include all sustainable development pillars. Scholars are most likely to propose specific sets of indicators for specific products in industry, and life cycle approach is the most reliable in the case of sustainable production. This review will help to enhance managers’ awareness of different frameworks of sustainable production, which can be used in specific contexts.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v9-i2/5583
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Sustainable development; Sustainable production; Life cycle approach; Manufacturing industry; Sustainable production indicators
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 19:44
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020 19:44
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80511
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