The effect of green supply chain management on green performance and firm competitiveness in the context of container shipping in Taiwan

Chung Shan Yang, Chin-shan Lu, Jane Jing Haider, Peter Bernard Marlow

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Abstract

This study empirically examines the relationships between internal green practices, external green integration, green performance, and firm competitiveness in the container shipping context. We collect data from a survey of 163 container shipping firms in Taiwan, and apply a structural equation model (SEM) to test the research hypotheses. We confirm that internal green practices and external green collaboration have positive impacts on green performance, which in turn helps to enhance firm competitiveness. The findings show that a firm's green performance and external green collaboration act as mediator variables between internal green practices and firm competitiveness, and they influence firm competitiveness positively. We also discuss in this paper the managerial implications for container shipping firms to improve their green performance and competitiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-73
Number of pages19
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Competitiveness
  • Container shipping
  • Green performance
  • Green supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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