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Title: The effect of environmental management on environmental performance and firm performance in Taiwanese maritime firms

Authors: Ching-Chiao Yang

Addresses: Department of Shipping and Transportation Management, National Kaohsiung Marine University, No. 142, Haijhuan Road, Kaohsiung City 811, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper aims to empirically examine the impact of environmental management on environmental performance and firm performance in Taiwanese maritime firms. Three critical environmental management dimensions were identified based on factor analysis: environmental management practices, environmental management auditing, and environmental management investment. A structural equation modelling (SEM) was performed to examine the effects of environmental management on environmental performance and firm performance. The results indicated that environmental management had significantly positive effects on environmental performance and firm performance. However, environmental performance was not found to be related to firm performance in this study.

Keywords: environmental management; environmental performance; firm performance; maritime firms; Taiwan; practices; auditing; investment; structural equation modelling; SEM; shipping.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2012.049307

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2012 Vol.4 No.4, pp.393 - 407

Available online: 30 Sep 2012

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