Evidenciation of Environmental Management: An Evaluation with Item Response Theory’

  • Andréa Cristina Trierweiller Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Blênio César Severo Peixe Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
  • Rafael Tezza Santa Catarina State University
  • Antonio Cezar Bornia Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Lucila Maria De Souza Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Keywords: Evidenciation, Environmental management, Websites, Measurement, Item response theory

Abstract

The aim of this article is to measure the evidence ofEnvironmental Management using the Item Response Theory, based on website analysis from Brazilian industrial companies. This is a qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive study related to an information collection and analysisinstrument. Primary data was gathered from 638 company websites from 10 different Brazilian sectors: (1) Agricultural Production, (2) Automotive, (3) Chemicals and Petrochemical, (4) Construction, (5) Energy, (6) Paper, (7) Steel and Metals, (8) Information Technology, (9) Miningand (10) Textile. There was the creation of 26 items approved by environmental specialists. The results were attained with the measuring of Environmental Management evidence via the Item.Response Theory, providing a clear order of the items involved based on each item’s level ofdifficulty, quality, and propriety. This permitted the measurement of each item’s quality andpropriety, as well as that of the respondents, placing them on the same analysis scale. Increasingthe number of items involved is suggested for future research in order to permit broadersector analysis. It would also be interesting to build a Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) forthe respondent – the end of the questionnaire – get, immediately, the degree of environmentmanagement evidence of your company. As such, a greater reach of the instrument should beconsidered with the objective to contribute to business management.

Author Biographies

Andréa Cristina Trierweiller, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Andréa Cristina Trierweiller is Dr. (2010) and M.Sc. (2004) at ProductionEngineering by Federal University of Santa Catarina. She is Administrator (1993) by Federal University of Santa Catarina. Since October 2010, she is Post Graduate Researcher, at Department of Production Engineering at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. She has research interests in the area of environmental managementand applications of Item Response Theory.
Blênio César Severo Peixe, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
Blênio César Severo Peixe is Dr. (2005) at Business Sciences by UMSA (Argentina, 2005) and currently he is doing his doctorate in Production Engineering by Federal University of Santa Catarina. He is Permanent Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. He has research interests in the area of managerial accounting, environmental accounting, environmental management and applications of Item Response Theory.
Rafael Tezza, Santa Catarina State University
Rafael Tezza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng from Federal University of Santa Catarina in 2006, 2009, respectively. Currently conducts researches at the doctorial course in the same department. His research arefocuses in Item Response Theory, e-commerce and statistical modeling.
Antonio Cezar Bornia, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Antonio Cezar Bornia is Dr. (2005) at Production Engineering by FederalUniversity of Santa Catarina. He is Permanent Associate Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina at Department of Production Engineering, and Post-Graduate Program in Production Engineering at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He has experience in Production Engineering with emphasis on Cost Analysis and applications of Item Response Theory. Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Lucila Maria De Souza, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Lucila Maria de Souza Campos is Dr. (2001) and M.Sc. (1996) at ProductionEngineering by Federal University of Santa Catarina. She is Production Engineer (1993) by Federal University of São Carlos and Administrator (2009) by Itajai Valley University (UNIVALI). Since March 2010, she is Permanent Adjunct Professor, at Department of Production Engineering, and Post-Graduate Program in Production Engineering at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.She has research interests in the area of environmental management.
How to Cite
Trierweiller, A. C., Peixe, B. C., Tezza, R., Bornia, A. C., & De Souza, L. M. (1). Evidenciation of Environmental Management: An Evaluation with Item Response Theory’. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 9(2), 91-109. Retrieved from https://bjopm.emnuvens.com.br/bjopm/article/view/V9N2A7