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A case study analysis of sustainable manufacturing practice in Malaysian manufacturing firm


Mohd Alias, Nor Rafidah and Hami, Norsiah and Mohd Shafie, Shafini (2018) A case study analysis of sustainable manufacturing practice in Malaysian manufacturing firm. Journal of Technology and Operations Management, 13 (1). pp. 59-67. ISSN 1823-514X

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Abstract

The aim of the present study is to explore the implementation of sustainable manufacturing practice in Malaysian manufacturing firms. In specific, there are three research questions that guide the study such as: (i) which type of sustainable manufacturing practice is being implemented by the studied firms?; (ii) why do the studied firms tend to implement sustainable manufacturing practice in their operations?; and (iii) what are the impacts of implementing sustainable manufacturing practice on the firms. An electrical and electronic firm located in Penang was chosen as the study sample, and the data was collected from the firm by using semi-structured questions.A manager who had both technical and management knowledge and experience in operational and business activities in the chosen firm was interviewed.The interview was recorded, transcribed, and analysed based on the research questions.The findings of the present study discover the various types of sustainable manufacturing practices being implemented by the firm, two drivers (i.e. internal and external drivers) that motivate the firm to implement sustainable manufacturing practice, and the impacts of sustainable manufacturing implementation in the aspect of economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the firm.The present study is very useful as it offers some theoretical and practical contributions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing practice, sustainability, case study, interview
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2018 00:49
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2018 00:49
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24699

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