Factors Affecting the Management of Reverse Logistics Network Operations for Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste in Thailand

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Saringkhan Khlaikhaek
Tunpawee Ratpongporn
Dej Wattanachaiyingchroen
Walailak Atthirawong

Abstract

This research aimed to study factors affecting the management of reverse logistics network operations for electrical and electronics equipment waste in Thailand and problems and obstacles confronting operations dealing with this waste. Adopting a mixed-methods approach, the researcher employed both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The sample population was divided into Types 105 and 106 factories, totaling 150 factories. A questionnaire was used as an instrument of research to collect data. Statistical analysis of the data techniques of descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling analysis were conducted. And in-depth interviews with nine academies qualified scholars and entrepreneurs were performed and data were analyzed by content analysis.


Findings are as follows: The factor of legislation exhibited positive direct influence on reverse logistics with the highest value. The factor of corporate social responsibility and the factor of Information technology had a positive direct influence on reverse logistics respectively. In addition, the factor of reverse logistics exhibited a positive direct influence on financial and environmental performances. For the study on problems and obstacles, the followings were found; Thailand has no specific relevant law, lack of integration of efforts and state’s officials are not strict in the enforcement of the law and solving practical problems. The Factory entrepreneurs holding a license, engage in smuggling waste and they do not take corporate social responsibility. In addition, the household entrepreneurs do not properly separate waste in accordance with theoretical principles.

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Khlaikhaek , S., Ratpongporn, T., Wattanachaiyingchroen, D., & Atthirawong, W. (2021). Factors Affecting the Management of Reverse Logistics Network Operations for Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste in Thailand. Ph.D. In Social Sciences Journal, 11(1), 175-186. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phdssj/article/view/189603
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