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The impact of integrated practices of lean, green, and social management systems on firm sustainability performance: evidence from Chinese fashion auto-parts suppliers

Wu, Lin; Subramanian, Nachiappan; Abdulrahman, Muhammad; Liu, Chang; Lai, Kee-hung; Pawar, Kulwant

Authors

LIN WU LIN.WU@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Assistant Professor in Operatiosmanagement

Nachiappan Subramanian nachiappan.subramanian@nottingham.edu.cn

Muhammad Abdulrahman muhammad.abdulrahman@nottingham.edu.cn

Chang Liu Chang.liu@nottingham.edu.cn

Kee-hung Lai

KULWANT PAWAR KUL.PAWAR@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Operations Management



Abstract

To better satisfy various stakeholders, firms are seeking integrated practices that can enhance their sustainability performance, also well known as the Triple Bottom Line (3BL). The fashion industry exhibits potential conflicts with the spirit of sustainability because of the waste created by high levels of demand uncertainty and the extant usage of resources in production. Literature suggests that selected stand-alone practices of lean, green, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management systems have a positive impact on firm sustainability performance. However, how the combination of selected practices from these three management systems impacts the 3BL remains unclear. Based on case studies, we build an integrated sustainable practices model incorporating the most popular lean, green, and social practices and develop propositions for future tests. Our framework suggests the implementation of integrated practices would have a stronger influence on 3BL performance than individual practice implementation.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 31, 2015
Journal Sustainability
Electronic ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Wu, L., Subramanian, N., Abdulrahman, M., Liu, C., Lai, K., & Pawar, K. (2015). The impact of integrated practices of lean, green, and social management systems on firm sustainability performance: evidence from Chinese fashion auto-parts suppliers. Sustainability, 7(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/su7043838
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/su7043838
Keywords Lean; Green; Social; Sustainability; Triple Bottom Line (3BL)
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.3390/su7043838
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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