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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(1): 93-97 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.161

The Adoption of Environmental Management System in Malaysia‟s Manufacturing Organizations

H. H. Low, O. K. Tan, S. L. Choi, and A. R. Rabeatul Husna
Abstract—Environmental management system, EMS has been the most researched theme of late. Proponents of EMS claimed that EMS brings much benefit to organizations. However, most of the organizations are slow to adopt this new form of management. Employee’s resistance to change has been cited by many as one of the impediments to EMS adoption. As such, employee’s views must be sought to ensure successful adoption of EMS. 214 manufacturing firms were surveyed using the modified PORC instruments to access employee’s perceptions of firm’s implementation of EMS. Factor analysis conducted yielded four factors i.e. work impact, management support, implementation support and EMS survival; were found to have significant contribution towards EMS adoption. Recommendations were also provided to ensure better adoption of EMS in manufacturing firms.

Index Terms—Adoption, employee’s perception, EMS, ISO14001.

H. H. Low, O. K. Tan and S. L. Choi are with the Management Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: h2low@management.utm.my, oktan@utm.my, slchoi@utm.my)
A. R. Rabeatul Husna is with the Human Resource Development Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: husna@management.utm.my).

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Cite: H. H. Low, O. K. Tan, S. L. Choi, and A. R. Rabeatul Husna, "The Adoption of Environmental Management System in Malaysia‟s Manufacturing Organizations," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 93-97, 2015.

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