An examination of drivers and barriers to reducing carbon emissions in China’s manufacturing sector

Subramanian, Nachiappan and Abdulrahman, Muhammad (2017) An examination of drivers and barriers to reducing carbon emissions in China’s manufacturing sector. International Journal of Logistics Management. ISSN 0957-4093 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Purpose: Carbon Efficient Practices (CEPs) are gaining momentum due to the serious consequences of climate change. While past studies have focused on the effects of either drivers or barriers to green practices especially in the context of developed countries, relatively little attention has been devoted to the simultaneous effects of drivers and barriers on product redesign, particularly in the context of China.

Design/methodology/approach: Using a blend of the Contextual Interaction Theory and Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion, this paper proposes a conceptual model that simultaneously examines the impact of CEP drivers and barriers on product redesign and performance.

Finding: Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) analysis on a sample of 239 Chinese manufacturing firms indicated that drivers had substantially higher effects on product redesign and performance compared to the influence of other barriers.

Originality/value: Use of Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion as a theoretical framework for understanding the adoption of CEPs in the context of China is novel. Implications of this pattern of results on academic theory building and practice are offered.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Nachiappan Subramanian
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 12:22
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 12:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67162

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