Title: Stakeholders for environmentally conscious technology adoption: an empirical study of Indian micro, small and medium enterprises

Authors: Kuldip Singh Sangwan; Varinder Kumar Mittal; Perminder Jit Singh

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan – 333031, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan – 333031, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh – 160012, India

Abstract: Stakeholders pressurise the enterprises to adopt environmentally conscious technology (ECT), whether it is the compliance of the regulations or the improvement of performance or simply a social commitment to preserve the depleting resources. This paper identifies and investigates local, social and internal stakeholders, who influence the adoption of ECT within Indian micro, small and medium enterprises. These stakeholders have been statistically validated by using SPSS tool. Further, the degree of relationship among the local, social and internal stakeholders has been established by using AMOS structural equation modelling tool.

Keywords: environmentally conscious technology; ECT; environmentally conscious manufacturing; green manufacturing; micro firms; small and medium-sized enterprises; MSMEs; SMEs; India; structural equation modelling; SEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2012.051047

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2012 Vol.12 No.1, pp.36 - 49

Available online: 15 Dec 2012 *

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