A taxonomy of green supply chain management capability among electronics-related manufacturing firms in Taiwan

Kuo Chung Shang, Chin-shan Lu, Shaorui Li

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This study investigated crucial green supply chain management (GSCM) capability dimensions and firm performance based on electronics-related manufacturing firms in Taiwan. On the basis of a factor analysis, six green supply chain management dimensions were identified: green manufacturing and packaging, environmental participation, green marketing, green suppliers, green stock, and green eco-design. According to their factor scores in the GSCM dimensions, a cluster analysis subsequently assigned responding firms into four groups, namely, the weak GSCM oriented group, the green marketing oriented group, the green supplier oriented group, and the green stock oriented group. Differences in firm performance and GSCM dimensions among groups were examined. Results indicated that the green marketing oriented group performed best. Based on the resource-based view (RBV), the capability of the green marketing oriented group was considered to be the deployment of a collection of resources that enables it to successfully compete against rivals. The importance of green marketing as a GSCM capability and strategic asset/critical resources for electronics-related manufacturing firms to obtain a competitive edge is therefore highlighted in this study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1218-1226
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Electronics-related manufacturing industry
  • Environmental management
  • Green supply chain management (GSCM)
  • Resource-based view

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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