Keywords: competitive priorities, environmental management, manufacturing strategy, performance objective, managerial practices
Integrating environmental management and manufacturing strategy: an emerging competitive priority
The aim of our research was to assess how companies incorporate their environmental performance as an emerging competitive priority in manufacturing strategy. The relationship between environmental issues and production function was analysed, and reasons for considering environmental issues as a novel competitive precedence of manufacturing strategy were presented. The restrictions of this relationship were presented and courses of action for future research and managerial practices were suggested.