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Deployment of Sustainable Development Framework in Export Manufacturing Firms for the Common Good

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Publication Details
Authors: Usama Awan, Bhutta Mohammed Khurrum S., Huiskonen Janne, Kraslawski Andrzej
Editors of book: Leal Filho, Walter; Tortato, Ubiratã; Frankenberger, Fernanda
Edition name or number: 1
Publishing place: Germany
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Integrating Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
ISBN: 978-3-030-59974-4
eISBN: 978-3-030-59975-1
JUFO level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021041410365


Sustainability issues and their management
in South Asian countries are gaining in importance in literature, particularly
the sustainable development agenda in manufacturing firms. Social
sustainability strives to reduce health and safety incidents, eliminate child
labour, and aims to improve equality and ensure decent workplaces, however,
these efforts need strong leadership initiatives to achieve the United Nation
Sustainable Development agenda targets for 2030. This study tests a social
sustainability model based on multilevel data collected from export
manufacturing industries in Pakistan and using structural equation modelling.
It analyzes/investigates into the role of leadership related to governing
inter-firm relationships on/when it comes to social issues and sustainability
initiatives at firms’ level, describes the importance of achieving sustainable
development goals, as well as their theoretical and practical implications. The
results provide an input to the body of literature on corporate sustainability,
arguing that transactional leaders exhibit behaviors associated with corrective
and constructive transactions, are ready to assign tasks, guide their teams,
and deal with them about job tasks that must be performed to improve corporate
performance. The study supports the view that transactional leadership
perspective is important for a successful transition towards sustainable
development in export manufacturing firms. Finally, transactional leadership
can facilitate a sustainable transition towards a common good and achieving
sustainable development targets of the UN agenda 2030. Managers should
explicitly model the relationships and consider their interdependency to get a
complete picture of sustainability challenges.

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