Barriers of Adopting Environmental Management Practices in the Micro and Small Island Chalets Operation


  • Mariam Jamaludin Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Zeenat Begam Yusof Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Barriers, Green Practices, Relative Importance Index, Micro and Small Island Chalet


Sustainability becomes main management issues for hospitality firms. Big hospitality firms conduct countless attempts to accommodate into the sustainability agenda. However, the small hospitality firms are left behind. The reason is some barriers that are dragging them. Barriers studies regarding big hospitality companies are plenteous. However, studies regarding barriers of MSIC operators are limited in Malaysia. Therefore, the objectives are to identify the barriers and the ranking of the barriers. This study is applying the quantitative and qualitative approach. The finding shows that lack of green products is the most salient barrier. In conclusion, this study has managed to identify barriers and provide some recommendations.


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How to Cite

Jamaludin, M., & Yusof, Z. B. (2016). Barriers of Adopting Environmental Management Practices in the Micro and Small Island Chalets Operation. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 171–177.