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Frontiers of Engineering Management >> 2015, Volume 2, Issue 3 doi: 10.15302/J-FEM-2015043

Driving Factors of Green Mining in Coal Mining Enterprises in China

1. School of Mechanic and Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China.2. Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16801, USA

Accepted: 2016-02-18 Available online: 2016-03-21

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This study constructs a Green Mining model based on identification and analysis of the four key driving factors of Green Mining in coal mining enterprises in China. Twelve research propositions are raised and empirically tested by using Structural Equation Model. The result shows that four key factors affect the intended implementation of Green Mining by improving a corporations efficiency and reputation. The diffusion of Green Mining technology has direct positive influence on the intended Green Mining implementation; Stakeholders’ green appeal has a positive influence on the decision makers’ attitude and values. The empirical study provides support for the government to establish a reasonable regulation and control mechanism to improve enterprises’ enthusiasm for Green Mining. Four Green Mining incentive policies are raised to regulate and motivate the coal mining enterprises to improve their environmental behaviors. The government can adopt piece(s) of them to change the enterprises’ roles from traditional passive to modern initiative.

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