ORGANISATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL FACTORS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN MANUFACTURING PRACTICES IN MALAYSIA
Keywords:green skilled employees, proactive communication, employee perception, employee attitudes, servant leadership
International Reports announced that Malaysia's commitment in reducing low carbon emission to overcome environmental problems is inconsistent, where the commitment is considered to be slow or uneven, although various initiatives such as tax exemptions and financial funds are provided by the Malaysian government to manufacturing companies. Empirical studies suggested that the weakness of the company's leadership or the lack of highly skilled workforce in GMP have become one of the key problems. Therefore, this study intends to examine organizational and individual factors in influencing GMP's implementation, as well as evaluating whether servant leadership plays a significant role in GMP implementation as a mediator. The initial results revealed that factory managers indicated organizational factors as the most influential factor in motivating manufacturing companies to implement effective GMP in Malaysia, specifically proactive communication. Meanwhile, individual factors is indicated as the second influential factor in motivating manufacturers implement GMP in Malaysia. In addition, servant leadership mediated the relationship between both factors in implementing effective GMP, providing new knowledge for researchers and other industrial players in Malaysia. Nevertheless, further analysis is required in order to provide more empirical evidences on this research.
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