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Impacts of Environmental Factors on Waste, Energy, and Resource Management and Sustainable Performance

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Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor 43600, Malaysia
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Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
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Sustainability 2019, 11(8), 2443; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11082443
Received: 18 February 2019 / Revised: 29 March 2019 / Accepted: 29 March 2019 / Published: 25 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability)
The management of waste, energy, and resources has received special attention from academics and practitioners due to the growing evidence for its effects on the environment. The aim of this study is to investigate the environmental drivers of waste, energy, and resource management and, in turn, its effect on the sustainable performance of manufacturing firms. The data were collected from a survey of 173 large manufacturing firms in Malaysia and analysed using partial least squares. The results indicate that although environmental regulatory pressure, customer pressure, environmental uncertainty, and expected business benefits have positive effects on the extent of waste, energy, and resource management, social responsibility has no effect. Furthermore, waste, energy, and resource management has a positive effect on the sustainable performance of large manufacturing firms. The findings of this study extend the knowledge of the drivers and outcomes of waste, energy, and resource management. The results can help policymakers to adjust policies and strategies in a way to inspire managers to implement waste, energy, and resource management. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental factors; waste management; energy management; resource management; sustainable performance environmental factors; waste management; energy management; resource management; sustainable performance
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Ali, M.H.; Zailani, S.; Iranmanesh, M.; Foroughi, B. Impacts of Environmental Factors on Waste, Energy, and Resource Management and Sustainable Performance. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2443.

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