Determinants of Sustainable Development Among Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises

  • Mohd Najib Saad
  • Mazlina Manshor

Abstract

Sustainable development is an emerging paradigm designed to strike the balance between the ecological health of the planet and human development in a manner which ensures that both meet the needs of the present without compromising the future. However, little is known about the determinants of sustainable development among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
in Malaysia. As such, the present study fills up the gaps by examining relationship between integrated management systems, technology and innovation capability, sustainability orientation, green corporate image, government support and sustainable development. A quantitative survey was done on Malaysian SMEs. Data collected were analyzed using smart- PLS 3.0. The present study discovered that technology and innovation capability, sustainability orientation and green corporate image had significant effects on sustainable development. However, integrated
management systems and government support were insignificant. The factors that led to sustainable development were namely: technology and innovation capability, sustainability orientation, and green corporate image. The findings can benefit enterprises and governments in building competitive, resilient, and sustainable enterprises.

Published
2023-03-26
How to Cite
SAAD, Mohd Najib; MANSHOR, Mazlina. Determinants of Sustainable Development Among Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 25-52, mar. 2023. ISSN 2550-1569. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/IJSMS/article/view/21893>. Date accessed: 30 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/ijsms.v8i1.21893.