A structural analysis of greening the supplier, environmental performance and competitive advantage
Lee, Voon-Hsien; Ooi, Keng-Boon; Chong, Alain Yee-Loong; Lin, Binshan
Alain Yee-Loong Chong
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.
Lee, V., Ooi, K., Chong, A. Y., & Lin, B. (in press). A structural analysis of greening the supplier, environmental performance and competitive advantage. Production Planning and Control, 26(2), doi:10.1080/09537287.2013.859324
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Oct 21, 2013|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 18, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Nov 2, 2017|
|Journal||Production Planning & Control|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||greening the supplier; environmental performance; competitive advantage; Malaysia|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf|
|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|
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