Environmental orientation and corporate performance : the mediation mechanism of green supply chain management and moderating effect of competitive intensity
Chan, Ricky Y.K., He, Hongwei, Chan, Hing Kai and Wang, William Y.C.. (2012) Environmental orientation and corporate performance : the mediation mechanism of green supply chain management and moderating effect of competitive intensity. Industrial Marketing Management, Vol.41 (No.4). pp. 621-630. ISSN 0019-8501Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2012.04.009
This study proposes and empirically tests a model delineating the relationship among environmental orientation, green supply chain management (GSCM) activities (green purchase, customer cooperation and investment recovery) and corporate performance. Based on responses from 194 foreign invested enterprises operating in China, this study has generated several important findings. First, it demonstrates that while both internal and external environmental orientations exert a positive and significant influence on the practice of green purchase and customer cooperation, internal environmental orientation further serves as a significant driver for the practice of investment recovery. Second, it shows that the practice of these three major GSCM activities, in turn, significantly enhances corporate performance. Last, the study reveals that competitive intensity strengthens the positive influence of customer cooperation on corporate performance. Overall, the findings explicate the importance for firms, in particular those operating in a highly competitive market condition, to nurture a pro-environmental corporate culture and improve their sensitivity to salient external stakeholders' environmental demands so as to pursue greener supply chain management.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Industrial Marketing Management|
|Official Date:||May 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 621-630|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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