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Title: Exploring the interrelationships between green manufacturing practices and Malaysian green sustainable performance

Authors: Amjad Khalili; Md Yusof Ismail; Siti Norhafiza Abdulrazak

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Palestine Technical University Kadoorie (PTUK), Tulkarm, West Bank, Palestine ' Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak, Selangor, 50728, Malaysia ' Malaysia France Institute, University Kuala Lumpur, Section 14, Jalan teras Jernang, 43650, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: Green manufacturing (GM) is deliberately an integral part of green operations management. However, little is reported about the empirical investigation of GM practices and the associated sustainable performance within Malaysian industries. This paper aims to develop a conceptual multi-dimensional GM model and explore the relationships amongst these practices in order to eliminate the existing gap in operations management contemporary literature. To accomplish this, a structured questionnaire was designed and sent to key respondents, the managers. Two general hypotheses are postulated based on the developed model. Results were performed through techniques utilised from both advanced programs namely SPSS 23 and AMOS 23. Findings show that both hypotheses are supported as these are significant and there are positive linkages between GM and both financial and green performance. This paper is considered a portfolio and guide for Malaysian manufacturers in their trend to be sustainable.

Keywords: sustainability; model; questionnaire; structural equation modelling; SEM; green manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2023.128594

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2023 Vol.38 No.1, pp.1 - 25

Received: 06 Feb 2021
Accepted: 30 May 2021

Published online: 27 Jan 2023 *

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