Title: The evaluation of green manufacturing strategies adopted by ISO 14001 certificate holders in Jordan

Authors: Yazan Khalid Abed-Allah Migdadi; Dua'a Samih Ibrahim Elzzqaibeh

Addresses: Business Administration Department, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Yarmouk University, P.O. Box 566, Irbid, 21163, Jordan ' Arab Mine Action Consultancy Crew, Prince AL Hassan Street, Irbid, Jordan

Abstract: The aim of this study is evaluating the performance of green manufacturing strategies adopted by ISO 14001 certificate holders in Jordan. The survey questionnaire was developed based on the literature and interviews with industry experts and academics, 27 manufacturing organisations were surveyed. K-mean clustering analysis was used to cluster the manufacturing organisations to green manufacturing strategic groups. Also, perfect matching analysis was used to trace the relationship between performance indicators and green actions. This study revealed that; there are three significant clusters of green manufacturing strategies: agile environment, care-taker environment and lean environment. The performance of agile strategic group is high to moderate; however, the performance of care-taker and lean is moderate to low. Different combinations of perfect matched green actions with performance indicators were adopted by each strategic group. This is the first study which reports the green manufacturing strategic patterns in Middle East, the majority of previous studies have not addressed the significant actions and performance indicators in details, the majority of previous studies have not clustered or grouped the manufacturing firms based on green key performance indicators.

Keywords: environment management system; green manufacturing strategy; ISO 14001; key performance indicators; green operation actions; Jordan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2018.088610

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2018 Vol.23 No.1, pp.90 - 109

Received: 11 Feb 2016
Accepted: 25 Nov 2016

Published online: 23 Nov 2017 *

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