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Planning and implementing the green manufacturing strategy: evidences from western China

Congbo Li (State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission, College of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China)
Fei Liu (State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission, College of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China)
Qiulian Wang (School of Economics and Management, Nanchang University, Nanchang, People's Republic of China)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China

ISSN: 1758-552X

Article publication date: 23 July 2010

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the model for planning and implementing the green manufacturing (GM) strategy for Chinese enterprises under the background of “Energy Conservation and Pollution Emissions Reduction”.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on an in‐depth case study of a machine tool manufacturer in Chongqing, China, the paper tries to investigate the planning and implementing of a GM strategy from the perspective of the product life cycle.

Findings

The GM strategy in large developing countries needs to be enacted for a long‐term and with a continuous improvement paradigm. Planning and implementing the strategy requires an integrated model at the whole system level. A theoretical model of a five‐layer structure for planning and implementing the GM strategy under the developing context is proposed.

Research limitations/implications

The planning and implementing of the GM strategy may vary among different sectors, therefore more empirical research is needed to enhance the robustness of the findings.

Practical implications

The paper is illustrative for planning and implementing a GM strategy which shows significant benefits associated with the implementation process.

Originality/value

The paper proposes a model for planning and implementing a GM strategy under the developing context, which could provide an overview of the issues related to the GM strategy, and help enterprises maintain a balance between economic benefits and sustainable development benefits.

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Citation

Li, C., Liu, F. and Wang, Q. (2010), "Planning and implementing the green manufacturing strategy: evidences from western China", Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 148-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/17585521011059884

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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