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Article: Importance-performance ratings for environmental practices among Hong Kong professional-level employees

TitleImportance-performance ratings for environmental practices among Hong Kong professional-level employees
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherElsevier. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jclepro
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2015 How to Cite?
AbstractThe environmental performance of organizations is an increasing focus in cleaner production. This paper explores how the importance and performance of environmental practices were perceived among professional-level employees in Hong Kong, China. Based on a literature review on sustainable development and environmental management, we developed a structured questionnaire to measure respondents' perceptions towards environmental practices. Using responses from 348 professional-level employees in Hong Kong organizations, we employed importance-performance analysis for identifying some improvement opportunities. In addition, we applied exploratory factor analysis to identify the underlying environmental factors based on the importance ratings. Results of the study demonstrated that the performance of environmental practices was strongly associated with perceived importance of environmental practices. As environmental practices, it was found that Hong Kong organizations and employees primarily focused on saving paper and energy resources. However, they are not embracing the concept of green value chain and have yet to engage their suppliers to go green. This paper contributes to identify the key internal and external factors of environmental practices.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/215304

 

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dc.contributor.authorTo, WM-
dc.contributor.authorLam, KH-
dc.contributor.authorLai, TM-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T13:21:19Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T13:21:19Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Cleaner Production, 2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/215304-
dc.description.abstractThe environmental performance of organizations is an increasing focus in cleaner production. This paper explores how the importance and performance of environmental practices were perceived among professional-level employees in Hong Kong, China. Based on a literature review on sustainable development and environmental management, we developed a structured questionnaire to measure respondents' perceptions towards environmental practices. Using responses from 348 professional-level employees in Hong Kong organizations, we employed importance-performance analysis for identifying some improvement opportunities. In addition, we applied exploratory factor analysis to identify the underlying environmental factors based on the importance ratings. Results of the study demonstrated that the performance of environmental practices was strongly associated with perceived importance of environmental practices. As environmental practices, it was found that Hong Kong organizations and employees primarily focused on saving paper and energy resources. However, they are not embracing the concept of green value chain and have yet to engage their suppliers to go green. This paper contributes to identify the key internal and external factors of environmental practices.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jclepro-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Cleaner Production-
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in [Journal title]. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in PUBLICATION, [VOL#, ISSUE#, (DATE)] DOI#-
dc.titleImportance-performance ratings for environmental practices among Hong Kong professional-level employees-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLam, KH: samkhlam@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.005-
dc.identifier.hkuros247735-
dc.publisher.placeParis-

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