EFFECT OF DRIVING FORCE, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, AND GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ON COMPETITIVENESS AND BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN THAILAND

Thumnong Chidchob, Faculty of Engineering, Ubonratchathani University, Thailand
Nalin Pianthong, Faculty of Engineering, Ubonratchathani University, Thailand

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JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Volume 19, Issue 2, p31-44, June 2019

ABSTRACT

The objectives of this study were: 1) to study levels of driving force, knowledge management, green supply chain management, competitiveness, and business performance of manufacturing industries in Thailand; 2) to study effects of driving force, knowledge management, and green supply chain management on competitiveness and business performance of manufacturing industries in Thailand; and 3) to verify the goodness of fit of the hypothesis model and the empirical data. The samples consisted of 412 manufacturing industries in Thailand received from stratified random sampling. A questionnaire was employed for data collection. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis and inferential statistics was applied for a structural equation model analysis through a statistical package. The study found that the overall level of driving force, knowledge management green supply chain management, competitiveness, and business performance of manufacturing industries in Thailand is at high level. According to the structural equation model of driving force, knowledge management, and green supply chain management, the study showed that such causal factors have influenced competitiveness and business performance of manufacturing industries in Thailand. Further, in term of goodness of fit, the study revealed that the model fits with the empirical data (Chi-square = 52.10, degree of freedom = 59, CMIN/df = 0.88, CFI = 1.00, GFI = 0.99, and RMSEA = 0.000).

Keywords

Driving force, Knowledge management, Green supply chain management, Business performance


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