Title: The importance of innovation leadership in cultivating sustainable supply chain management and enhancing organisation performance

Authors: Surajit Bag; Neeraj Anand

Addresses: HOD Purchase, Tega Industries South Africa Pty Ltd, 2 Uranium Road, Vulcania Ext 2, Brakpan, 1541, South Africa ' University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, P.O. Bidholi Via-Prem Nagar, Dehradun, 248007, Uttarakhand, India

Abstract: The purpose of the study is to examine the importance of innovation leadership in cultivating sustainable supply chain practices of an organisation, and enhancing the organisation performance outcomes. This study explores how innovation leadership enables an organisation to adopt sustainable supply chain practices and by implication enhance organisation performance. The results of data collected from 103 firms show that innovation leadership, both directly and indirectly through adopting sustainable supply chain management, significantly enhances organisation performance. The approach extends the domain of sustainable supply chain research and produce interdisciplinary theories that have greater explanatory power than the current practices.

Keywords: sustainable SCM; supply chain management; SSCM; organisational performance; innovation leadership theory; manufacturing industry; firm performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2016.10000145

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2016 Vol.6 No.4, pp.469 - 490

Received: 11 Sep 2014
Accepted: 12 Jan 2015

Published online: 24 Sep 2016 *

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