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Determinants of environmental management systems (EMSs) of manufacturing small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka

  • Sudath Weerasiri

    (School of Business Administration, South China University of Technology,Guangzhou, P.R. China)

  • ZHANG ZHENGANG

    (School of Business Administration, South China University of Technology,Guangzhou, P.R. China)

  • RAVINDRA DISSANAYAKE

    (Department of Marketing Management,Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)

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    The main objective of this study was to identify the critical factors that affecting the implementation of environmental management systems (EMSs) of manufacturing SMEs in Sri Lanka. Out of twelve factors, management commitment, professional expertise, financial resources, stakeholders and environmental information are identified as key factors. Based on the survey results, it is proposed that the government should play an important role in promoting environmental management in SMEs. It is necessary for the government to provide active support in the aspects including mandatory policy, encouraging policy and supporting policy.

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    Volume (Year): 10 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (May)
    Pages: 35-50

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