Vol. 2 No. 1 (2024)
Articles

GREEN JOBS AND SUSTAINABLE CAREER PATH AMONG SMEs IN RIVERS STATE

Esuru Ifeoma Meg Ndu-Ahiakwo
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Edwinah Amah
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Published 2024-02-12

Keywords

  • Green Jobs,
  • Environmental Dimension,
  • Technological Dimension,
  • Employee Satisfaction,
  • Career Advancement,
  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
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How to Cite

Esuru Ifeoma Meg Ndu-Ahiakwo, & Edwinah Amah. (2024). GREEN JOBS AND SUSTAINABLE CAREER PATH AMONG SMEs IN RIVERS STATE. Open Access Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship , 2(1), 25-40. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/oajbe/article/view/454

How to Cite

Esuru Ifeoma Meg Ndu-Ahiakwo, & Edwinah Amah. (2024). GREEN JOBS AND SUSTAINABLE CAREER PATH AMONG SMEs IN RIVERS STATE. Open Access Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship , 2(1), 25-40. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/oajbe/article/view/454

Abstract

This study investigates the interplay between the environmental and technological dimensions of green jobs, employee satisfaction, and career advancement in the context of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Rivers State. Drawing from a sample of 15 SMEs encompassing 180 employees, the research employs Taro Yamane's formula to determine an appropriate sample size of 123. Structured questionnaires facilitate data collection, while Spearman's rank-order correlation is utilized for data analysis. The findings uncover notable positive correlations between the environmental and technological dimensions of green jobs and employee satisfaction. Equally significant are the positive relationships observed between these dimensions and career advancement. This underscores that employees who perceive congruence with sustainable practices and technological advancements tend to experience heightened job satisfaction and an increased likelihood of career progression. Implications arising from these outcomes emphasize the integration of sustainable practices and technology within job roles to cultivate employee satisfaction and facilitate career growth. The study advocates for skill development, structured career paths aligned with sustainability and innovation, as well as the recognition of employees' contributions to green dimensions. This research contributes valuable insights into the dynamics of green job dimensions, their impact on employee satisfaction, and their role in shaping career advancement in SMEs. The findings guide organizational strategies aimed at fostering sustainable career paths and pave the way for further exploration of nuanced relationships within this framework.

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