A Study on Environmental Management of Automobile Parts Industry in Thailand Abstract
This research aims to study the relationship between environmental management and the performance of the automotive parts industry in Thailand (Supplier Tier 1-3). The population in this study is small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the automotive parts industry in Thailand that are in Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers in a total of 1,100 companies, but only 293 ones were selected as the samples. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire with the reliability value in the range of 0.992-0.989. The data were analyzed to find by Pearson's Coefficient Correlation. The research found that the environmental management in the areas of planning, implementation, evaluation and improvement was related to the performance of the automotive parts industry in Thailand in terms of finance, customers, internal procedures, learning, and statistically significant growth at 0.05. The relationship was ranged from high to very high. (0.704-0.822), and, when considering overall, it was found that the relationship was very high (0.880). Also, it was found that the environmental management in various aspects including planning, implementation, evaluation, and improvement had a significant correlation with the performance of the automotive parts industry in the country in terms of the internal procedures higher than other aspects of the performance.
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