Cultural influences on choosing green products: An empirical study in Malaysia

Ihwan, G.; Salwa Hanim, A.R.; Siti Zawiah, M.D.; Hideki, A.; Alva Edy, T.; Novita, S. (2017) Cultural influences on choosing green products: An empirical study in Malaysia. Sustainable Development. p. 1.

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    Abstract

    Over the past few years, there have been increasing efforts to promote green products in developing nations. However, evaluating customer preferences when it comes to choosing green products is a rather complex task, which is perhaps due to the influence of cultural values on customer preferences. Hence, the objective of this study is to examine the influence of cultural value dimensions on customer preferences for green products in Malaysia. The sample consists of 615 Malaysian citizens and the data were analysed using the structural modelling approach. Based on the results, there are three cultural value dimensions that have a significant influence on customer preferences for green products in Malaysia: (1) uncertainty avoidance, (2) long-term orientation and (3) power distance. The implications of this study and recommendations for public policy and business orientation are also discussed in this paper in order to accelerate the attainment of sustainable development.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Ihwan, G.(University of Malaya)
    2. Salwa Hanim, A.R.
    3. Siti Zawiah, M.D.
    4. Hideki, A.
    5. Alva Edy, T.
    6. Novita, S.
    Journal or Publication Title: Sustainable Development
    Additional Information: Article - MST
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Green products; Malaysia; Customer preferences; Sustainable development
    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
    Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 10:23
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 08:46
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17094

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