Gender perceptions of management's green supply chain development among the professional workforce
by Alan D. Smith
International Journal of Procurement Management (IJPM), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012

Abstract: An empirically-based study measuring the perceived effectiveness of green supply chain management (GSCM)-based initiatives of Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan companies by their professional workforce was conducted. Statistical analyses, via multiple linear regression and principal-components analysis, via factor analysis, revealed many layers of complexity. Although there were no significant differences among the sexes in terms of the major operational and green-based initiatives implemented by their perspective management, there were some noticeable differences on GSCM-based priorities. Significant positive relationships exist among productivity and efficiency measures and ultimate support for management's efforts to properly direct its suppliers in a more ecofriendly direction. In general, the strongest employee acceptance rates were found to be in the areas of using recycled products, eco-friendly practices attracts and retains customers, competitive advantage obtained by sharing ecological responsibility, and supply chain is a high corporate priority.

Online publication date: Sat, 10-Dec-2011

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