A structural analysis of greening the supplier, environmental performance and competitive advantage

Lee, Voon-Hsien and Ooi, Keng-Boon and Chong, Alain Yee-Loong and Lin, Binshan (2013) A structural analysis of greening the supplier, environmental performance and competitive advantage. Production Planning & Control, 26 (2). pp. 116-130. ISSN 1366-5871

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Abstract

A clear research need has been identified to confirm the structural relationships between greening the supplier, enhanced environmental performance and improved competitive advantage, to provide an impetus for firms to green their suppliers. A mail survey was conducted and empirical data of 119 ISO 14001 manufacturing firms in Malaysia was gathered for this study. Structural equation modelling technique was applied in this research article. Results from the analysis, reveal the existence of a positive and significant linkage between green suppliers with both environmental performance and competitive advantage. At the same time, environmental performance has also been shown to positively and significantly affect competitive advantage; while environmental performance plays a partial mediating role between greening the supplier and competitiveness. Such significant finding is especially essential for the manufacturing sector registered with ISO 14001 who intend to enhance their environmental performance and carve a niche competitive edge in the business arena.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Production Planning and Control on 18/12/2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09537287.2013.859324
Keywords: greening the supplier; environmental performance; competitive advantage; Malaysia
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Business > Nottingham University Business School China
Identification Number: 10.1080/09537287.2013.859324
Depositing User: LIN, Zhiren
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 15:59
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 16:07
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47739

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