Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing: The Development and Validation of a Measurement ModelDecision Sciences Institute 1998 Annual Meeting (1998)
AbstractSince the concept of Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing (ERM) is relatively new, it is not surprising to note the lack of theory-based, empirically-validated constructs and measures. Such constructs and measures are critical to the development and growth of rigorous research in this area. This paper develops and assesses such constructs and measures. Drawn from an exhaustive review of both the quality and ERM-related fields, this study uses the constructs and measures drawn from the Total Quality Management area to develop ERM-related constructs and measures. These are then evaluated using data from a survey of 526 plant managers in the U.S. automotive industry. The resulting models, constructs, and measures are then studied using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling. The resulting measurement model supports the theory that ERM is an organization-wide strategy that affects all functions in an organization. Furthermore, the results show conclusively the presence of an ERM framework and the presence of the underlying latent and manifest variables.
Publication DateNovember, 1998
Citation InformationSime Curkovic, Robert B. Handfield, Steven A. Melnyk, Frank L. Montabon, et al.. "Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing: The Development and Validation of a Measurement Model" Decision Sciences Institute 1998 Annual Meeting (1998)
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