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Title: Identify and ranking green manufacturing barriers by using MCDM methods

Authors: Parvaneh Gholipoor

Addresses: Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch, Qazvin, Iran

Abstract: Green manufacturing operations create the base for building environmentally friendly goods. Especially, manufacturing industries face different barriers and serious problems in the implementation of manufacturing processes. In this article 32 barriers are identified by reviewing the literature review which classified into three perspectives of knowledge, organisational and environmental. 20 experts were asked to rate the dimensions and the barriers by a questionnaire review on the findings of which best worst (BWM) and fuzzy TOPSIS methods are utilised to rank the barriers. The results reveal that the most critical barriers are lack of special policy, support from the government and lack of top management support respectively. The study findings, which provide helpful insight for managers of Iranian manufacturing, can be utilised to form suitable strategies to overcome the barriers.

Keywords: green manufacturing; GM; barriers; best worst method; BWM; fuzzy TOPSIS.

DOI: 10.1504/IER.2021.10039455

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2021 Vol.21 No.2, pp.101 - 126

Received: 30 Nov 2020
Accepted: 14 Mar 2021

Published online: 24 Sep 2021 *

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