Advances in Management and Applied Economics

An Empirical Study on Taiwanese Logistics Companiesí Attitudes toward Environmental Management Practices

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    Drawing on theories about technical innovation, this paper aims to analyze the factors influencing Taiwanese logistics companiesí attitudes toward environmental management practices. The determinant factors include technological, organizational and environmental dimensions. Data to test research hypotheses came from a questionnaire survey on logistics companies in Taiwan. Research findings reveal that complexity, compatibility and relative advantage of environmental management practices, quality of human resources, organizational support, governmental supports and regulatory pressure have significantly positive influences on Taiwanese logistics companiesí attitudes toward environmental management practices. However, the influences of environmental uncertainty and customer pressure are not significant for Taiwanese logistics companies. Based on the research results, the paper discusses implications and opportunities for future research.