Next Article in Journal
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity amongst Yak Herding Communities in the Asian Highlands
Previous Article in Journal
Green Awareness in Action—How Energy Conservation Action Forces on Environmental Knowledge, Values and Behaviour in Adolescents’ School Life
Article

Lean Tools, Knowledge Management, and Lean Sustainability: The Moderating Effects of Study Conventions

by 1, 1 and 2,3,*
1
College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
2
School of Management, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin 300134, China
3
Research Center for Management Innovation and Evaluation, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin 300134, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2020, 12(3), 956; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030956
Received: 6 January 2020 / Revised: 23 January 2020 / Accepted: 25 January 2020 / Published: 28 January 2020
It is essential for enterprises to develop lean sustainability. In this way, both the learning and understanding of the knowledge of lean tools becomes necessary. In fact, knowledge management plays a key role in the application of lean tools. In this paper, an in-depth exploration is carried out, investigating the mechanism of knowledge management which mediates between lean tools and the lean sustainability of enterprises, as well as the regulatory role of study conventions. Furthermore, a large sample from a questionnaire survey and a model based on structural equations is applied to test our theoretical hypothesis. It can be stated that lean tools display a positive effect on lean sustainability via the mediating role of knowledge management. Additionally, study conventions positively regulate the relationship among lean tools, knowledge management, and lean sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: lean sustainability; knowledge management; study conventions; structural equation model lean sustainability; knowledge management; study conventions; structural equation model
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhang, B.; Niu, Z.; Liu, C. Lean Tools, Knowledge Management, and Lean Sustainability: The Moderating Effects of Study Conventions. Sustainability 2020, 12, 956. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030956

AMA Style

Zhang B, Niu Z, Liu C. Lean Tools, Knowledge Management, and Lean Sustainability: The Moderating Effects of Study Conventions. Sustainability. 2020; 12(3):956. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030956

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhang, Bo, Zhanwen Niu, and Chaochao Liu. 2020. "Lean Tools, Knowledge Management, and Lean Sustainability: The Moderating Effects of Study Conventions" Sustainability 12, no. 3: 956. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030956

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop