Title: The impact of green supply chain management practices on firm competitiveness

Authors: Cheng Ling Tan; Suhaiza Hanim Mohd. Zailani; Sieow Chin Tan; Mohd Rizaimy Shaharudin

Addresses: Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia ' Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Universiti Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia ' Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, P.O. Box 187, 08400 Merbok, Kedah, Malaysia

Abstract: In view of the influence of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices on firm competitiveness, particularly among manufacturing firms, we examined a model linking green production, green purchasing, investment recovery and firm competitiveness. This paper contributes to the emerging body of literature on green supply chains and firm competitiveness in developing countries by examining our research model in the context of Malaysia. Specifically, using a sample of 144 Malaysian manufacturing companies, we propose and find support for the notion that there is a relationship between green supply chain practices and firm competitiveness. Analysis using the partial least squares package reveals that both green production and green purchasing have a direct effect on firm competitiveness. However, investment recovery has no relationship with firm competitiveness. A discussion and suggestions for future research are included.

Keywords: firm competitiveness; green production; green purchasing; partial least squares; PLS; manufacturing industry; Malaysia; green SCM; GSCM; supply chain management; investment recovery; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2016.079507

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2016 Vol.11 No.4, pp.539 - 558

Received: 24 Jan 2014
Accepted: 10 May 2014

Published online: 15 Sep 2016 *

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