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Volume 20 article 1000 pages: 946-956

Rano Khan Wassan*
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

Imran Khan Shaikh
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Muhammad Saad Memon
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

Abdul Rahman
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Syed Feroz Shah
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

It is believed that implementation of green, lean and six sigma (GLSS) practices in SMEs is important to achieve sustainable growth likewise large scale industries. Pakistan is a developing country and its economic development is heavily dependent over the existence and growth of SMEs. The aim of this study is to identify and rank the major critical success factors (CSFs) that will affect GLSS practices implementation in Pakistani SMEs. List of sixteen CSFs is developed based on the available literature and with the consultation of experts. Structured interviews are conducted from the academic and field experts to collect the data. Later on, data is statistically analyzed to rank the CSFs of GLSS implementation in SMEs. Top seven CSFs that achieved above 70% agreement by the experts are Management participation and support, Training and education, Leadership for GLSS, Legislation, Understanding GLSS methodologies, Organizational infrastructure and Technology up gradation in Pakistani SMEs. This study significantly lessens the implementation troubles and will assist in conducting empirical studies in SMEs by considering CSFs in Pakistani context.

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