Determinants of green supply chain implementation in the food and beverage sector
by Howard Frederick; Jens Elting
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research (IJBIR), Vol. 7, No. 2, 2013

Abstract: Using a grounded theory approach, this paper extracts emerging concepts in the implementation of green supply chain management from case data of New Zealand food and beverage (F&B) companies. In search of factors that may lead to theory-building, the study relates case studies in fruit, juice, and dairy product companies through in-depth interviews with ranking general and line managers. We uncover the outline of a theoretical framework focusing on determinants of GSCM behaviour. These include strategic and operational planning; management structure, systems, and decision-making; management of people and company culture; and relationships with supply-chain members.

Online publication date: Fri, 27-Dec-2013

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