An examination of drivers and barriers to reducing carbon emissions in China's manufacturing sector

Subramanian, N and Abdulrahman, M 2017, 'An examination of drivers and barriers to reducing carbon emissions in China's manufacturing sector', International Journal of Logistics Management, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 1168-1195.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title An examination of drivers and barriers to reducing carbon emissions in China's manufacturing sector
Author(s) Subramanian, N
Abdulrahman, M
Year 2017
Journal name International Journal of Logistics Management
Volume number 28
Issue number 4
Start page 1168
End page 1195
Total pages 28
Publisher Emerald
Abstract Purpose - Carbon Efficient Practices (CEPs) are gaining momentum due to the serious consequences of climate change. While past studies have focused on the effects of either drivers or barriers to green practices especially in the context of developed countries, relatively little attention has been devoted to the simultaneous effects of drivers and barriers on product redesign, particularly in the context of China. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach - Using a blend of the Contextual Interaction Theory and Newton's second law of motion, this paper proposes a conceptual model that simultaneously examines the impact of CEP drivers and barriers on product redesign and performance. Findings - Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis on a sample of 239 Chinese manufacturing firms indicated that drivers had substantially higher effects on product redesign and performance compared to the influence of other barriers. Originality/value - Use of Newton's second law of motion as a theoretical framework for understanding the adoption of CEPs in the context of China is novel. Implications of this pattern of results on academic theory building and practice are offered.
Subject Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Barriers
Carbon efficient practices
China
Drivers
Manufacturing systems
Reverse logistics
DOI - identifier 10.1108/IJLM-07-2016-0171
Copyright notice © 2017 Emerald Publishing Limited.
ISSN 0957-4093
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