Studies on the impact of flexibility of environmental regulations on performance and on the link between environmental initiatives and environmental performance

Gunasekaran, Naren Gopal (2010) Studies on the impact of flexibility of environmental regulations on performance and on the link between environmental initiatives and environmental performance. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Abstract

This study investigates five different hypotheses related to environmental sustainability of UK manufacturing sectors. The hypotheses are 1) Flexible regulation impact performance positively 2) Inflexible regulation impact performance negatively 3) The mediating effect of innovation on the relationship between environmental regulation and performance 4) The moderating effect of innovation on the relationship between environmental regulation and performance 5) There is a close relationship between environmental initiatives taken by UK manufacturing firm and their environmental performance. The data used in the study was collected by “Nottingham innovation manufacturing research centre” project team members. The data was collected for the project “The impact of environmental regulations on innovation, performance and sustainability in the UK manufacturing sector”. The purpose of this study is to find the impact or relationship between different sections in environmental sustainability towards business. The result shows that flexible and inflexible regulations have positive and negative impact on performance respectively. There is no mediating or moderation effect of innovation between environmental regulation and performance. For the last hypothesis the result are there is a close relationship between environmental initiatives taken by UK manufacturing firm and their environmental performance.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 14:22
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 17:13
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/23662

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