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Implementation, Integration and Auditing of ISO 14001 Management Systems in Canada

  • Author / Creator
    Durdevic, Tijana
  • The main goal of this research was to investigate the application of the ISO 14001 standard in Canadian organizations. Seventeen research questions were defined and addressed using a survey of 32 organizations registered to the standard. Descriptive, explorative factor, reliability and cluster analyses, as well as structural equation modeling, were employed. A relationship between the implementation motives and benefits was found to exist. The results regarding the integration and auditing processes were different from a previous Spanish study. For example, the majority of Canadian organizations faced difficulties related to the differences in the standards. The main limitation was a very small sample size. Nevertheless, the research presents a valuable contribution to the fields of research in integration, internal and external auditing, as well as the implementation of ISO 14001, since the examination of these fields has either not been done or has been limited in Canada.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3SJ1B04Z
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Engineering Management
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Stanislav Karapetrovic (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Michael Lipsett (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Cory Searcy (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Ryerson University)
    • André McDonald (Mechanical Engineering)