Evaluating green supply chain management among Chinese manufacturers from the ecological modernization perspective

Qinghua Zhu, Yong Geng, Joseph Sarkis, Kee Hung Lai

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Abstract

Green supply chain management (GSCM) has become an emergent ecological modernization tool amongst Chinese manufacturers to balance environmental performance with productivity and business performance gains. Ecological modernization at the society level is influenced by restructuring policies and regulations. Some of these policies and regulations in China are focusing on enhancing energy savings and pollution reduction (ESPR). Based on a survey of 376 responses, we investigate whether different Chinese manufacturer clusters varying in their extent of implementing GSCM exist from this ecological modernization perspective. We also examine if Chinese manufacturers' awareness of domestic and international environmental ESPR-oriented compliance is related to GSCM implementation and whether a mediating effect of regulatory pressure plays a significant role. The results highlight the varying pace of Chinese manufacturers to ecologically modernize with GSCM practices and the significance of regulatory pressure to diffuse the practices adoption by Chinese manufacturing industry. Implications of this research go beyond the manufacturers investigated in this study where similar occurrence of these relationships may exist in other regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)808-821
Number of pages14
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • China
  • Ecological modernization
  • Green supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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