Abstract: The critical Sustainable Manufacturing (SM) drivers are becoming a widely interest area among scholars and researchers in the manufacturing industries. Moreover, Sustainable Manufacturing Practices (SMP) are the important element to enhance firms sustainability performance. Hence, this study aims to identify the relationship between SM drivers and firm performance through a proposed theoretical model in the Malaysian manufacturing industry. The model was developed and empirically tested through survey data obtained from 323 manufacturing firms. The study provides empirical insights on how resource availability and market forces positively influence firm performance. This study contributes to the existing literatures by enriching SM drivers that lead to the firm performance. The conclusion drawn involves implications to the SM, by considering the roles of policy and regulation, strategic leadership, resource availability and market forces in research literature.
Mastura Roni, Juhaini Jabar and Mohd Razali Muhamad, 2017. Sustainable Manufacturing Drivers and Firm Performance among Malaysian Manufacturing Firms. The Social Sciences, 12: 351-362.