Green supply chain management – food for thought?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621935
Title:
Green supply chain management – food for thought?
Authors:
Ali, Abdul; Bentley, Yongmei ( 0000-0002-4597-4664 ) ; Cao, Guangming; Habib, Farooq
Abstract:
This paper investigates the impact of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices on the performance of UK food retail small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A quantitative approach using a non-probability sampling of 84 participants was employed. Based on the literature review, five hypotheses were developed and tested using the partial least square-structural equation modeling (SEM-Smart PLS 2.03) approach. The reviewed literature revealed that key internal drivers (ID) and external pressures (EP) stimulate organizations to initiate GSCM practices in UK food retail SMEs. Though empirical findings strongly supported the statement that ID influence GSCM practices, they did not show a significant relationship between EP and GSCM practices. Literature also suggests that practicing GSCM can help improve the efficiency, brand image (BI) and profitability, and thus improve the overall firm performance which is also empirically proved. This study helps enrich existing theories on SCM and organizational performance. As to practical impact, this study should facilitate SMEs in GSCM practices and thus help green the economy. While the findings of this study have limited generalisability as the data were collected from UK SMEs only and the sample size was comparatively small, this research establishes a foundation for further study in this domain.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Ali A., Bentley Y., Cao G., Habib F. (2016) 'Green supply chain management – food for thought?', International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 20 (1) 22-38.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Journal:
International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
Issue Date:
13-Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621935
DOI:
10.1080/13675567.2016.1226788
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13675567.2016.1226788
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1367-5567
Appears in Collections:
Business and management

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAli, Abdulen
dc.contributor.authorBentley, Yongmeien
dc.contributor.authorCao, Guangmingen
dc.contributor.authorHabib, Farooqen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T13:38:13Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T13:38:13Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-13-
dc.identifier.citationAli A., Bentley Y., Cao G., Habib F. (2016) 'Green supply chain management – food for thought?', International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 20 (1) 22-38.en
dc.identifier.issn1367-5567-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13675567.2016.1226788-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/621935-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the impact of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices on the performance of UK food retail small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A quantitative approach using a non-probability sampling of 84 participants was employed. Based on the literature review, five hypotheses were developed and tested using the partial least square-structural equation modeling (SEM-Smart PLS 2.03) approach. The reviewed literature revealed that key internal drivers (ID) and external pressures (EP) stimulate organizations to initiate GSCM practices in UK food retail SMEs. Though empirical findings strongly supported the statement that ID influence GSCM practices, they did not show a significant relationship between EP and GSCM practices. Literature also suggests that practicing GSCM can help improve the efficiency, brand image (BI) and profitability, and thus improve the overall firm performance which is also empirically proved. This study helps enrich existing theories on SCM and organizational performance. As to practical impact, this study should facilitate SMEs in GSCM practices and thus help green the economy. While the findings of this study have limited generalisability as the data were collected from UK SMEs only and the sample size was comparatively small, this research establishes a foundation for further study in this domain.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13675567.2016.1226788en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectperformanceen
dc.subjectsmall and medium-sized enterprisesen
dc.subjectgreen supply chain managementen
dc.subjectfood retailen
dc.subjectsustainable supply chainen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.subjectN100 Business studiesen
dc.subjectsupply chainen
dc.titleGreen supply chain management – food for thought?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applicationsen
dc.date.updated2017-01-09T11:59:53Z-
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