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Measure of operational performance before and after implementation of ISO 9000 certification in pump sets manufacturing industries in Coimbatore, India

2013 | R. Chandrasekaran

Coimbatore is one of the few centres in the country to manufacture pumpsets and had almost 70% share. However, it declined gradually and was 55% now. The manufacturers are forced to adopt innovative working methods, to invest on various technologies and on quality improvement programme. ISO 9000 is ...

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The effects of ISO 9001 quality management system on innovation and management capacities in the malaysian furniture sector

2013 | Jegatheswaran Ratnasingam

Although the ISO 9001 quality management system is often perceived to be a marketing tool within the manufacturing industry, its implications on the innovation and management capacities of the furniture industry remain unknown. A survey of furniture manufacturers in Malaysia revealed that lack of in...

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The strategic use of decentralized institutions: exploring certification with the ISO 14001 management standard

2005 | Andrew King

In this article, we respond to calls by previous researchers to clarify the function of decentralized institutions by analyzing the strategic motives of individual actors. We investigated an important type of decentralized institution, certified management standards, and theorized that firms use the...

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Quality systems and competitive performance of food companies

2013 | Dimitrios Kafetzopoulos

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of the effective implementation of both ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 systems on the competitive performance of certified food manufacturing companies. Design/methodology/approach - A survey instrument was used for quantitative data collection. ...

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What improves environmental performance? Evidence from Mexican Industry

2000 | Susmita Dasgupta

This paper uses new survey evidence to analyze the effects of regulation, plant-level management policies, and other factors on the environmental compliance of Mexican manufacturers. In Mexico and other developing countries, many plants avoid complying with regulations because monitoring and enforce...

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The impact of ISO 9000 and EFQM on the use of flexible work practices

2011 | Alberto Bayo-Moriones

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the differences between the two most frequently used quality management approaches implemented by firms, ISO 9000 and EFQM, in terms of their impact on the adoption of innovative work organization practices. In order to accomplish this objective, we have selec...

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The role of standards in Innovation

2000 | Robert Allen

We review and explore the role of standards in innovation, with particular emphasis on the design and manufacturing processes. We begin by defining and classifying standards and by exploring their role and infrastructure in society. This is followed by a similar discussion for innovation. By examini...

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Motives, difficulties and benefits in implementing ISO 14001 environmental management system

2011 | Evangelos Psomas

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the motives for implementing the ISO 14001 standard, the difficulties in meeting the standard's requirements and the benefits derived, and to determine the most significant latent constructs (unobserved variables) of these. Design/methodology/approa...

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The promises and pitfalls of ISO 14001 for competitiveness and sustainability: a comparison of Japan and the United States

2003 | Eric Welch

This paper investigates the theoretical and empirical reasons why Japan leads the world in adoption of ISO 14001, while the US lags, and the comparative effect of ISO 14001 on environmental performance of adopters in both countries. Findings suggest that institutional barriers to adoption are much h...

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Disentangling technological innovations: a micro-econometric analysis of their determinants

2015 | Andreas Ziegler

On the basis of a unique firm-level dataset from the German manufacturing sector, this paper empirically examines the determinants of environmental and non-environmental product and process innovations. The micro-econometric analysis with multivariate probit models points to an extremely high releva...

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On the relationship between environmental management, environmental innovation, and patenting: evidence from German manufacturing firms

2007 | Marcus Wagner

This paper analyses empirically the relationship between environmental innovations, environmental management and patenting. In particular it tests a number of propositions on how environmental management systems and the interaction with environmentally more or less concerned stakeholders are associa...

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Fairtrade and workers' welfare: A case study of the soccer industry in Pakistan

2019 | Javeria Abbasi

The resurgence of the debate on standardization of labor laws via trade has brought into focus the importance of labeling programs, which are seen as a desirable avenue to remedy weak labor laws in the “South.” This study aims to quantify the impact of the Fairtrade labeling program on the welfare p...

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Panacea, common sense, or just a label? The value of ISO 14001 environmental management systems

2000 | Dennis Rondinelli

An increasing number of corporations around the world are certifying their environmental management systems by ISO 14000 series standards. Advocates of ISO 14001 claim substantial operational, managerial, and competitive benefits for corporations that adopt the international guidelines. Critics cont...

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ISO 14001 certification and environmental performance in Quebec’s pulp and paper industry

2007 | Philippe Barla

This paper tests whether adopting the international norm ISO 14001 significantly impacts environmental performance in Quebec's pulp and paper industry. Using monthly data collected from 37 plants between 1997 and 2003, we show that: (i) ISO certification does not lead to a reduction in total suspend...

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Does Eco-Certification Boost Regulatory Compliance in Developing Countries? ISO 14001 in Mexico

2012 | Allen Blackman

Private sector initiatives certifying that producers of goods and services adhere to defined environmental process standards are increasingly popular worldwide. According to proponents, they can circumvent chronic barriers to effective public sector environmental regulation in developing countries. ...

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Examining relationships between quality management and organisational performance in transitional economies

2014 | Milan Delic

The objective of this study was to determine the relationships between quality management dimensions and organisational performance in uncertain markets (transition conditions). The study was carried out in Serbia, using a sample of 160 certified organisations. The study was based on subjective esti...

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Covenants with Weak Swords: ISO14001 and Facilities’ Environmental Performance

2005 | Matthew Potoski

Voluntary environmental programs are codes of progressive environmental conduct that firms pledge to adopt. This paper investigates whether ISO 14001, a voluntary program with a weak sword—a weak monitoring and sanctioning mechanism—can mitigate shirking and improve participants' environmental perfo...

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Standards and innovation in manufacturing and services: the case of ISO 9000

2014 | Giovanni Mangiarotti

Purpose - The research empirically investigates the firm-level impact of ISO 9000 certification on innovation propensity. The study aims to distinguish between manufacturing and service sectors and adopts different innovation definitions aimed at capturing the peculiarities of innovation in services...

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ISO 14001 and reduction of toxic emissions

2004 | Michal Szymanski

ISO 14001 is an international standard for Environmental Management Systems, adopted by over 36,000 organizations worldwide. This paper attempts to determine the length of time after which a given company has implemented ISO 14001 experiences emission reduction. The sample used is a group of 264 man...

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Application of eco-design and life cycle assessment standards for environmental impact reduction of an industrial product

2017 | Alberto Navajas

This paper applies the ISO14006's eco-design methodology to analyse how it can help reduce the environmental impacts of an industrial product in Spain using LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) as a tool for product assessment. This step by step application of the ISO standard is aimed as a guide to i...