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Analyzing the impact of environmental collaboration among supply chain stakeholders on a firm’s sustainable performance

Analyzing the impact of environmental collaboration among supply chain stakeholders on a firm’s sustainable performance
Analyzing the impact of environmental collaboration among supply chain stakeholders on a firm’s sustainable performance
In the era of industrialization, environmentalists are more concerned with the environment and so are continuously interested in investigating organizational factors that can facilitate the transition towards sustainability. This research systematically investigates the impact of supply chain partner’s collaborative approach towards green practices on a firm's sustainability performance. Stakeholder and coordination theories are used to underpin the study. A structural equation modeling technique is adopted to analyze data collected from 126 green supply chain professionals working at various manufacturing firms operating in Pakistan using a survey questionnaire. The results indicate significant and positive impacts of institution pressure and customer monitoring on the adoption of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices by organizations. This study also explains that organizational GSCM practices, external GSCM practices and performance measures have positive and significant relationships. These findings reveal that it is important for managers to address external GSCM pressures by adopting green practices and being a focal firm should undertake GSCM initiatives in collaboration with their suppliers and customers to achieve a holistic impact which ultimately leads to betterment in overall sustainability performance.
1936-9735
4-21
Ahmed, Waqar
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Ashraf, Muhammad Saeed
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Khan, Sharfuddin Ahmed
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Kow Arhin, Francis
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Ahmed, Waqar, Ashraf, Muhammad Saeed, Khan, Sharfuddin Ahmed, Kusi-Sarpong, Simonov, Kow Arhin, Francis, Kusi-Sarpong, Horsten and Najmi, Arsalan (2020) Analyzing the impact of environmental collaboration among supply chain stakeholders on a firm’s sustainable performance. Operations Management Research, 13, 4-21. (doi:10.1007/s12063-020-00152-1).

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In the era of industrialization, environmentalists are more concerned with the environment and so are continuously interested in investigating organizational factors that can facilitate the transition towards sustainability. This research systematically investigates the impact of supply chain partner’s collaborative approach towards green practices on a firm's sustainability performance. Stakeholder and coordination theories are used to underpin the study. A structural equation modeling technique is adopted to analyze data collected from 126 green supply chain professionals working at various manufacturing firms operating in Pakistan using a survey questionnaire. The results indicate significant and positive impacts of institution pressure and customer monitoring on the adoption of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices by organizations. This study also explains that organizational GSCM practices, external GSCM practices and performance measures have positive and significant relationships. These findings reveal that it is important for managers to address external GSCM pressures by adopting green practices and being a focal firm should undertake GSCM initiatives in collaboration with their suppliers and customers to achieve a holistic impact which ultimately leads to betterment in overall sustainability performance.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 January 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 February 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 437589
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437589
ISSN: 1936-9735
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ORCID for Simonov Kusi-Sarpong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1618-2518

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Date deposited: 06 Feb 2020 17:31
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 05:52

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Author: Waqar Ahmed
Author: Muhammad Saeed Ashraf
Author: Sharfuddin Ahmed Khan
Author: Francis Kow Arhin
Author: Horsten Kusi-Sarpong
Author: Arsalan Najmi

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