Does supplier involvement affect Swedish manufacturers’ sustainability?
2015 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
This study examines the moderating role of supplier involvement in the focal company’s sustainable initiatives. Survey methodology was used to collect data from 349 Swedish manufacturers. Partial least squares structural equation modeling was then applied to analyze the causal relationships and moderating effects. The results showed that there was a significant positive relationship between sustainable drivers and sustainable improvement practices within the focal company itself. The focal company’s sustainable improvement practices significantly contributed to its sustainable performance. Moreover, the high levels of supplier involvement in environment-related work significantly strengthened the relationship between the focal company’s sustainable practices and performance. This study contributes to the literature in the field of green supply chain management. The results indicate not only that a “win-win” opportunity exists for members of the Swedish manufacturing industry who implement sustainable practices, but also that organizational green capabilities can be strengthened by cooperating with suppliers through organizational learning.
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Corporate social responsibility, Corporate sustainability, Empirical research, Organizational sustainability cooperation, Structural equation model, Supplier involvement, Sweden
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121051DiVA: diva2:851133