Confirmation of a measurement model for green supply chain management practices implementation

Qinghua Zhu, Joseph Sarkis, Kee Hung Lai

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This study aims to empirically investigate the construct of and the scale for evaluating green supply chain management (GSCM) practices implementation among manufacturers. With data collected from 341 Chinese manufacturers, two measurement models of GSCM practices implementation were tested and compared by confirmatory factor analysis. Our empirical findings suggest that both the first-order and the second-order models for GSCM implementation are reliable and valid. Our study contributes to the literature on empirical examination of the construct of GSCM practices implementation and to the practices of managers with a validated measurement scale to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in different facets of implementing GSCM practices in their organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-273
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008


  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Construct
  • Green supply chain management
  • Manufacturers
  • Practice measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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