Greening propensity and performance implications for logistics service providers

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Stakeholders in the logistics industry have growing concern about the damage caused by logistics operations to the environment. Logistics service providers (LSPs) have taken steps to pursue environmental objectives by involving customers in their operations. This study defines greening propensity (GP) as "involvement of customers to perform logistics activities to achieve environmental performance". We analyze survey data collected from the logistics industry in Hong Kong to address the following questions: What are the categories of greening capability in LSPs? What are the performance outcomes of LSPs' greening capability? Theoretical contributions and implications of the study results are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-62
Number of pages13
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • Greening capability
  • Greening propensity
  • Logistics service providers
  • Service capability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation


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