Adaptation of Green Value Chain Strategy in industry sustainability of the cement manufacturing sector of Sri Lanka

Wijesekera, Sampath (2022) Adaptation of Green Value Chain Strategy in industry sustainability of the cement manufacturing sector of Sri Lanka. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

There are some industrial sector companies operate in Sri Lanka implemented green business practices to get competitive edges. The sustainability of a business is one of the holistic outcomes expected out of green value chain practices. However, knowledge gaps and practse issues are found within the Sri Lankan context to examine the effectiveness of green value chain in overall. Alongside, this study examined the impact of the green value chain strategy on the sustainability of the Cement Manufacturing Sector of Sri Lanka addressing to industry related issues and empirical gaps. The main research questions were developed in line with empirical and practice-related research gaps. Environmental innovativeness was also examined within the main variables to address empirical research gaps supported by industry-related justifications. According to the research questions developed, four hypotheses were tested after collecting the data through a survey of 104 respondents since the study population is very less in numbers.The key objectives were to examine the interrelationship between the Green Value Chain Adaptation on innovation and sustainable performance, while mediating effect of environmental innovation was also tested. The study used a deductive approach to conduct the study supported by quantitative research strategy. Researched developed the research model and Structural Equation Model(SEM) was used to test the relationships and impacts on path analusis by using AMOS-23 softwear. Results proved that green value chain adaptation impacts on sustainable performance, and the mediating effect of environmental innovation was also verified. Descrpitive analysis was carried out to explaine the behaviour of main variables for managerial implications. Researcher produced the conclusion supported by managerial implications for the green business practices for cement industry in Sri Lanka.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cement Industry, Environmental Innovation, Green Value Chain Adaptation, Sri Lanka, Sustainable Performance
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Natalie Williams
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2022 09:59
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2023 09:18
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2190

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