An Investigation of Environmental Management Systems Motivations and Firm Performance30th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (1999)
AbstractThere are many of issues associated with Environmental Management Systems (EMS). One attempt to overcome these issues can be found in the development of IS0 14000. In this paper, a hypothesized model of the motivations influencing the decision to seek IS0 14000 certification and the relationship to firm performance is examined. The hypothesized model is tested through the use of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The results identify positive relationships between uncertainty and the motivations to seek EMS certification. A positive relationship is shown between the status of a firm’s EMS, the environmental options a firm will explore. Finally, a positive relationship is demonstrated to the perceived impact on performance (i.e., quality, lead time, and flexibility).
Publication DateNovember, 1999
Citation InformationRobert Sroufe, Steven A. Melnyk, Frank L. Montabon and Roger Calantone. "An Investigation of Environmental Management Systems Motivations and Firm Performance" 30th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (1999)
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