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Table 2 Descriptive Statistics for Explanatory Variable (Drivers and Barriers)

From: What motivates and inhibits Indian textile firms to embrace sustainability?

VariablesMeanStandard deviationNMin.Max.
Regulatory Pressure
 National environmental regulations towards water, waste and energy efficiency were the reasons to go sustainable4.1071.02511215
 Regional environmental regulations towards water, waste and energy efficiency were the reasons to go sustainable4.1501.02811315
 Industry agreements were the reasons for improving environmental performance.3.7521.08910915
Market Competition
 Competitive pressure is the reason for our firm to adopt sustainability3.7671.03011215
 The green initiative was part of our group sustainability activities4.1070.79811225
 To maintain a competitive position our firm took up sustainability practices.4.0620.89311225
Market Demand
 Demand from foreign buyers was a driver for improving environmental performance4.1320.9311325
Managerial Barriers
 Lack of internal expertise on an environmental issue2.7091.16711015
 Lack of qualified human resources and capabilities to deal with environmental issues2.6841.16711115
 Lack of support from top management acts as a barrier2.6871.32211215
 Communication gap from top management acts as a barrier2.4551.21411215
Organizational Barrier
 Lack of internal technological facilities2.7741.11711115
 Lack of R&D facilities in this field2.8361.16911015
 No specific benchmarking tool3.2880.87711115
Weak Regulations
 Lack of Support and information from government to comply with sustainable practices3.0991.1911115
Economic Barriers
 The high cost of raw materials required for implementation acts as a barrier to go sustainable3.8051.10811315
 Lack of financial resources required for implementation acts as a barrier to go sustainable3.1851.36611315