Title: Adoption level of maritime green supply chain management: preliminary findings from a pilot study
Authors: Muhamad Fairuz Ahmad Jasmi; Yudi Fernando; Ishak Ismail
Addresses: Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300, Malaysia ' Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Cluster, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300, Malaysia; Management Department, BINUS Online Learning, Bina Nusantara University, 11530, Indonesia ' Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300, Malaysia
Abstract: It is essential to investigate the awareness of maritime industry concerning environmental practices that could cause damage and pollution to coastal and marine ecosystems. The perception of maritime firms in Malaysia was examined with a view to understanding the adoption level of maritime green supply chain management and its correlation with financial outcomes. Three statistical tests were utilised. The first adopted assessment was the internal consistency test which measured the scale reliability. Afterwards, the different variations among group means level of adoption (seed, start-up, expansion, monitoring and control) in the sample was examined using one-way ANOVA analysis. The results showed that the aggregate value of MGSCM practices has positive correlation with maritime supply chain financial efficiency. This paper, apart from establishing that small sample size is sufficient for a pilot study. It is necessary to conduct a pilot study prior the actual data collection.
Keywords: maritime; green supply chain management; GSCM; green adoption; financial performance; pilot study.
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2020 Vol.37 No.4, pp.556 - 575
Received: 26 Jan 2019
Accepted: 28 Apr 2019
Published online: 16 Dec 2020 *