Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Extent of Material Handling On Environmental Performance of Selected Textile Manufacturing Firms in Lagos State, Nigeria

Author(s): Adedugba Adebayo T, Ogunnaike Olaleke O, Adeyemo Kingsley A and Kehinde Busola E

The study examined to what extent material handling influence environmental performance in the circumference of selected textile manufacturing firms in Lagos state. The study adopted a structured questionnaire and a total of 659 set of questionnaire was administered to employees in the production, transportation, warehousing, inventory, accounting, and operations / administration department in twelve (12) textile manufacturing firms in Lagos State, however (528) were valid for analysis. The respondents were drawn using purposive sampling technique and complete enumeration method was adopted. Data analysis was carried out using regression analysis via partial least square(PLS). The findings show an inverse relationship between material handling and environmental performance based on the statistical output of (β= -0.531, R2=0.282, t-statistics=4.029>1.96). This implies that an increase in material handling procedures will decrease the environmental performance of textile manufacturing firms and vis versa.

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