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Green supply chain management practices and performance

Green supply chain management practices and performance

Laosirihongthong, Tritos, Adebanjo, Dotun ORCID: 0000-0003-4845-9411 and Tan, Keah Choon (2013) Green supply chain management practices and performance. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 113 (8). pp. 1088-1109. ISSN 0263-5577 (doi:

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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the deployment of pro-active and re-active practices in the implementation of green supply chain management (GSCM) and analyze their impact on environmental, economic, and intangible performance by considering business strategy as organizational focus.

Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from a sample of 190 ISO 14001 certified manufacturing companies in Thailand and used to test the research hypotheses. Factor analysis was used to examine the construct validity while multivariate linear regression was used to test criteria validity.

Findings – The threat of legislation and regulation (re-active practices) was a consideration that resulted in companies enhancing their environmental, economic, and intangible performance. Reverse logistics practices (pro-active practices) had low levels of adoption and do not have a significant impact on GSCM performance.

Research limitations/implications – This study did not consider some aspects of organizational culture interaction between key customers and suppliers in the supply chain.

Originality/value – The results of this study suggest that organizations need to be aware that pursuing a low-cost strategy may impact negatively on their ability to invest in GSCM.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Citation: Tritos Laosirihongthong, Dotun Adebanjo, Keah Choon Tan, (2013) "Green supply chain management practices and performance", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 113 Iss: 8, pp.1088 - 1109. Direct URL: [2] This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here ( Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: green supply chain management, institutional theory, performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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