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The relationship between worker involvement factor and cleaner production factor towards green manufacturing performance

Abdul Hamid, Nor Aziati and Hassan, Muhammad Hairulnizam and Abdullah, Nor Hazana and Ngadiman, Yunos (2016) The relationship between worker involvement factor and cleaner production factor towards green manufacturing performance. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (8). ISSN 18196608

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Green production in industries has been increasing significantly in the last few years in Malaysia and now is considered to be a mainstream challenge for organizations. In addition, the awareness is due to several factors including sustainability of the company as well as a green policy introduced by the government. Green manufacturing is considered as a form of cleaner production processes with optimization approach. However, studies related to green manufacturing practices are still insufficient because of unexposed to green technologies in production and low employee commitment. To address the gap, this study focuses on the factors involved in green production performance from Malaysia context. The two factors are worker involvement and cleaner production that significantly reported to have positive impact on green production performance. The companies selected are among electric and electronic manufacturer with ISO 14000 environment management systems and standards, waste electrical and electronic equipment in Johor as the basic criteria for the implementation of green practices. The study employed survey method adapted from previous studies and respondents were among the production engineers, managers and quality assurance personnel. The total sample size is 90 respondents. The study provides the scale to measure green practices and tested two developed hypotheses. The study confirmed cleaner production factor is the most influential factor with 61.2% of the factor explained the influence on green production performance compared with worker involvement factor (60.6%). Hence, the company should set the stage for cleaner production activities, in order to ensure collaboration and participation from the workers. Future research should include different sectors to enable comparative studies. A larger sample would also allow a detailed cross-sector comparison.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green production performance; worker involvement; cleaner production; ISO14001
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 02:23
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 02:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8560
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