The Configuration Effect of Tea Enterprises’ Sustainable Production Technologies in China: Based on the FsQCA Method

Wpływ konfiguracji technologii zrównoważonej produkcji przedsiębiorstw herbacianych w Chinach: w oparciu o metodę FsQCA

Yihui Chen

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Anxi College of Tea Science,
 15 Shangxiadian Rd, 350002, Fuzhou, China
E-mail:, ORCID: 0000-0002-1561-8888


Using the survey data of 45 tea enterprises in Fujian Province, China, this paper adopted fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) to study the adoption of the sustainable production technologies by tea enterprises. The results show that there are two configurations for the path to achieve the adoption of high sustainable production technologies. The core condition combination of the first configuration is the existence of sustainable development capabilities, the degree of government support, and the resource and environmental endowment, while that of the second configuration is the existence of enterprise expected value, industrial organization mode and the resource and environmental endowment. Moreover, the path achieving non-highly sustainable production technologies adoption mainly summarized as a configuration. Specifically, the core condition is the absence of sustainable development capabilities, enterprise development strategies, and the resource and environmental endowments. Furthermore, some practical policy recommendations were put forward based on the above conclusions in this paper.

Key words: agricultural enterprise, sustainable production technologies, fsQCA, China

Słowa kluczowe: przedsiębiorstwo rolne, technologie zrównoważonej produkcji, fsQCA, Chiny

Problemy Ekorozwoju 18(1)2023: 251-260

DOI: 10.35784/pe.2023.1.26

Submitted: 15.08.22, accepted: 1.09.22, published on-line: 1.01.23