Ecological modernisation of Chinese export manufacturing via green logistics management and its regional implications

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We investigate how various ecological modernisation forces in terms of environmental regulations, customer pressure, and economic pressure are associated with the implementation of green logistics management (GLM) by Chinese export manufacturers to manage the logistics life cycle of their products. Based on survey data from 128 Chinese export manufacturers, we find that customer pressure is a significant factor affecting the extent of their GLM implementation, which in turn is positively associated with their environmental, financial, and operational performance. Contrary to our expectation and previous findings on environmental management in developed countries, both environmental regulations and economic pressure are not significant drivers for Chinese export manufacturers to pursue GLM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)766-770
Number of pages5
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012


  • Chinese export manufacturing
  • Developing economy
  • Ecological modernisation
  • Empirical
  • Environmental management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Applied Psychology

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