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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

ISSN: 1741-038X
Previously published as: Integrated Manufacturing Systems

Online from: 2004

Subject Area: Operations and Logistics Management

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How organisational culture impacts on the implementation of ISO 14001:1996 – a UK multiple-case view


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Title:How organisational culture impacts on the implementation of ISO 14001:1996 – a UK multiple-case view
Author(s):Michaela A. Balzarova, (The University of Salford, Salford, UK), Pavel Castka, (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand), Christopher J. Bamber, (OLC (Europe) Ltd, Preston, UK), John M. Sharp, (The University of Salford, Salford, UK)
Citation:Michaela A. Balzarova, Pavel Castka, Christopher J. Bamber, John M. Sharp, (2006) "How organisational culture impacts on the implementation of ISO 14001:1996 – a UK multiple-case view", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 17 Iss: 1, pp.89 - 103
Keywords:Environmental management, Organizational culture, Qualitative research, Quality standards, United Kingdom
Article type:case study
DOI:10.1108/17410380610639524 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

Purpose – To investigate the influence of organisational culture on the implementation of ISO 14001:1996 environmental management system (EMS) standard in two manufacturing case study organisations (CSOs).

Design/methodology/approach – This research is a case study action research conducted in two manufacturing organisations in the UK.

Findings – The hassles authors identified a framework of four dimensions of organisational culture that play an important role during the ISO 14001:1996 implementation process of. These are recognised as people, process, structure and environment.

Research limitation/implications – The study is limited to two case organisations, which are based in the UK.

Practical implications – The four dimensions of organisational culture identified through this research can help practitioners to coordinate their ISO 14000:1996 implementation projects.

Originality/value – This paper fulfils the need to improve the understanding of the impact of the organisational culture on ISO 14001:1996 implementation projects within the manufacturing environment.



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