Gender perceptions of management's green supply chain development among the professional workforce Online publication date: Sat, 10-Dec-2011
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
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Procurement Management (IJPM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org