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Interdisciplinary Environmental Review

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (IER)

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  • Analysing Barrier of Green Human Resource Management in Manufacturing Industry   Order a copy of this article
    by Ajith Kumar Shah, Akanksha Shukla, Kumar Gaurav 
    Abstract: The concept of 'green human resource management' (GHRM) gives organisations human resource practises that are favourable to the environment. GHRM are effective options for achieving the organisation's environmental objectives. The GHRM practises can be implemented in the manufacturing sectors, although there are major barriers. The purpose of this article is to identify the barriers using a literature review and, with the help of industry professionals, further analysis of the relationships between the identified barriers. This article focuses on identifying the barriers to the implementation of GHRM practices in the manufacturing sectors. A cause-and-effect relationship diagram was created using a fuzzy DEMATEL technique. Ten barriers were grouped into cause-and-effect groups, and the relationships between the barriers were also examined. Seven of these variables belong to the effect group, while the other three belong to the cause group. Lack of environmental knowledge and a lack of government support and direction are the two most important factors.
    Keywords: green human resource management; GHRM; fuzzy DEMATEL; manufacturing sectors; environmental knowledge; government support and direction.
    DOI: 10.1504/IER.2023.10059120
  • Influences of Socio-Demographic and Economic factors on Road Commuting Behaviors   Order a copy of this article
    by Nelvin XeChung Leow, Jayaraman Krishnaswamy 
    Abstract: The present study investigates the characteristics of drivers who commute using conventional vehicles on urban roads when the talk of the town is the environmental protection. Further, a nonlinear canonical correlation analysis is applied to determine the set of correlated socio-demographic and economic factors which affect behavioural changes while commuting on urban roads. Out of 385 respondents, 167 (43.4%) are habituated to follow ancestors’ way of driving due to privacy, comfort, and convenience. The survey respondents cautioned the careless and self-enjoyable urban road commuters and suggested a proper penalty from the travel board authorities. The present study adopts a newer quantitative approach of research methodology different from the usual regression analysis and this approach is an eye-opener to the body of knowledge.
    Keywords: urban travel behaviour; habit; mental block; nonlinear canonical correlation; Malaysia.
    DOI: 10.1504/IER.2023.10059121
  • Does digitalisation policy really help with corporate carbon emissions? Evidence from Chinese manufacturing companies   Order a copy of this article
    by Yalin Jiang, Wei Cai, Martin Bai 
    Abstract: Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, are considered a major cause of global warming, and carbon emission reduction has become a vital agenda of the global community. Using data from Chinese manufacturing enterprises from 2011 to 2018, we examine the effects of digital finance on corporate CE. The results show that digital finance impedes corporate CE, but corporate environmental sensitivity could alleviate this inhibitory effect. This finding is robust to various tests, including the instrumental variable approach and difference-in-differences propensity score matching estimates (PSM-DID). Additional tests reveal that digital finance reduces companies’ investment in tangible assets, lowering corporate CE. Our findings have significant policy implications for the impact of digital finance and promote an understanding of the relationship between digital finance and corporate CE reduction. The above results provide a valuable reference for COP26 policy discussions on addressing climate change.
    Keywords: digital finance; corporate CE; environmental sensitivity; credit restrictions; tangible assets.
    DOI: 10.1504/IER.2023.10059123