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Green practices in the hotel industry: the push and pull factors

Aripin, Norhani and Amran, Noor Afza and Saad, Natrah and Awaluddin, Noor Rohin (2018) Green practices in the hotel industry: the push and pull factors. International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), 7 (6). pp. 158-164. ISSN 2050-7399

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The objective of this study is to determine the motivational factors and barriers that influence the implementation of green practices in Malaysian hotels. The environmental issue in Malaysia has a long history, which began with river pollution because of tin mining operations.It has now become more critical as air pollution and waste disposal by the hotel industry have a negative impact on the environment.A total of 86 questionnaires were received from four-star and five-star hotels in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.The dependent variable is green practices, while the independent variables are motivational factors and barriers. Data from the questionnaires were analyzed using the Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modeling approach and the SmartPLS software.Motivational factors are found to have a significantly positive relationship with the implementation of green practices. However, the barriers to green practices do not have statistical significance. The study contributes to existing literature by introducing factors that encourage the Environmental Management System (EMS) and also recommends the study of more strong factors in green practices research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green Practices, Hotel Industry, Motivational factors, Barriers, EMS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 06:08
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 06:08
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25717

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