Economic Performance of Eco-innovation Practices in Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises

Authors

  • María Mónica Gloria Clara Castillo-Esparza PhD. Student at the Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes,México https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3330-8741
  • Gonzalo Maldonado-Guzmán Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes,México https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8814-6415
  • Juan Mejía-Trejo Research Professor at the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico-Administrativas (CUCEA) Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG), Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0558-1943
  • María del Carmen Martínez-Serna Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes,México https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9704-3853

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55965/setp.4.08.a1

Abstract

Context. The urgent and pressing issue of depleting natural resources exerts significant pressure on all systems (economic, social, environmental) to meet the needs of the world's population. Therefore, the promotion of more sustainable production in manufacturing companies is not just a choice, but a necessity for the care and protection of our environment.

Purpose. To shed light on the significant role that micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the manufacturing industry can play in promoting sustainable production through the implementation of eco-innovation practices. Additionally, to analyze the influence of the Green Business Strategy on these eco-innovation practices.

Problem. Manufacturing companies must provide economic performance to stakeholders while protecting the environment by including strategic environmental goals.

Methodology. The MSMEs in the manufacturing industry (automotive, aerospace, electronics, food and beverage, textile, chemical, steel and metals, machinery and equipment, and medical devices sectors) in Aguascalientes, Mexico, were selected for their high economic participation. A confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of ±5% were chosen. Three hundred managers were surveyed using a Likert scale from January to July 2021. The technique involved the use of structural equations and partial least squares, a statistical method for modeling complex relationships, using the PLS-SEM 3.2.9 program.

Theoretical and Practical Findings. The Green Business Strategy (GBS) impacts eco-innovation practices, and in turn, these positively influences economic benefits. By implementing eco-innovation practices at a strategic level, it becomes easier to achieve gains that contribute to the sector’ sustainable development.

Originality based on a multidisciplinary approach that promotes innovation for sustainable development. The research contributes to environmental strategic management and sustainable production in the national manufacturing industry.

Conclusions and limitations. The MSMEs provide economic benefits and protect the environment by implementing a GBS and eco-innovation practices. Subsectors should replicate the study to confirm whether the results still are similar.

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Author Biographies

María Mónica Gloria Clara Castillo-Esparza, PhD. Student at the Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes,México

She was born in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico. 2010-2020: A small commercial enterprise administrator in Jesús María, Aguascalientes, Mexico. In 2018, she earned her bachelor's degree in engineering and business management from the Technological Institute of Pabellón de Arteaga. In 2019, she began her postgraduate studies for a Master's in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, completing it in February 2021. Throughout this period, she worked as a research assistant on projects related to the automotive industry, electric vehicles, and circular economies. In August 2021, she began her Doctorate in Administrative Sciences at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes and has since been working as a research assistant. She has published scientific articles, contributed to book chapters, and presented at national and international conferences. Her main research interests include sustainable business strategies, corporate social responsibility, eco-innovation, financial and environmental performance, innovation, SMEs, sustainability, and sustainable development.

Gonzalo Maldonado-Guzmán, Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes,México

Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes,México

Juan Mejía-Trejo, Research Professor at the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico-Administrativas (CUCEA) Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG), Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Dr. Juan Mejía Trejo
He was born in 1964 in CDMX, México.
As professional experience:
1986-1987. Quality Department Control in KOKAI Electrónica S.A.
1987-2008. Former Internal Plant Exploitation Manager at Teléfonos de México S.A.B. Western Division.
As academic experience :
1987. He earned his degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (ESIME at the IPN)
2004. He earned his master’s in Telecommunications Business Administration from INTTELMEX and France Telecom.
2010. He earned his doctorate in Administrative Sciences from the Escuela Superior de Comercio y Administración (ESCA at the IPN)
2011. He is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI) Level I of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), México.
2010 to the present, he is Titular Research Professor B at the Department of Marketing and International Business at the Universidad de Guadalajara, México.
2015-2022. He earned the Coordination of the Doctorate in Management Sciences at the Universidad de Guadalajara.
2018-2020. He earned his master’s in Valuing Business in the Centro de Valores S.C. México.
2019. He earned Level II of the SNI/CONACYT.
2019. He is the Founder, the main Sponsor, and the Director of the AMIDI (Academia Mexicana de Investigacion y Docencia en Innovación SC) (https://amidi.mx/)
2021. He is the Founder, the main Sponsor, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific Journal Scientia et PRAXIS (https://scientiaetpraxis .amidi.mx/index.php/sp)
2023. He is the Founder, the main Sponsor, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Digital Repository AMIDI.Biblioteca
(https://www.amidibiblioteca.amidi.mx/index.php/AB)
2024. He earned Level III of the SNI/CONAHCYT.

Currently, his line of research is Innovation Management. He has published articles and books that can be found on the Internet.
His ORCID is on https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0558-1943
Emails: jmejia@cucea.udg.mx; juanmejiatrejo@hotmail.com; direccion@amidi.mx; editorial@scientiaetpraxis.amidi.mx
ResearcherID: O-8416-2017
ResearcherID: HMW-2043-2023

María del Carmen Martínez-Serna, Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes,México

Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes,México

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2024-07-01

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Castillo-Esparza, M. M. G. C., Maldonado-Guzmán, G., Mejía-Trejo, J. ., & Martínez-Serna, M. del C. (2024). Economic Performance of Eco-innovation Practices in Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises . Scientia Et PRAXIS, 4(08), 1–27. https://doi.org/10.55965/setp.4.08.a1

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