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Identifying the Factors which Affect the Decision to Attain ISO 14000
Supply Chain and Information Management Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings
  • Sime Curkovic, Western Michigan University
  • Robert Sroufe, Boston College
  • Steve Melnyk, Michigan State University
  • Frank L. Montabon, Iowa State University
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Conference Proceeding
31st Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute
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Formally adopted in 1996 by the International Organization of Standardization, ISO 14000 represents a new voluntary international environmental standard which will likely be adopted by the vast majority of corporations. While the literature is clearly divided in its assessment of ISO 14000, an underlying common theme is that the decision to achieve ISO 14000 certification constitutes a major undertaking for most firms. Such an undertaking, it is argued, does not take place in a vacuum. Rather, it is a response to a number of factors or influences. However, no research to date has empirically identified these factors and explained how they can be leveraged into a competitive advantage. In this article, we use qualitative case studies to identify which factors affect the decision to attain ISO 14000 certification and we also explain how these factors can influence the level of success achieved during the certification process.
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Sime Curkovic, Robert Sroufe, Steve Melnyk and Frank L. Montabon. "Identifying the Factors which Affect the Decision to Attain ISO 14000" San Francisco, CA(2001)
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