Mixed methodology to analyze the relationship between maturity of environmental management and the adoption of green supply chain management in Brazil

Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, A.B., Jabbour, C., Govindan, K., Kannan, D. and Arantes, A.F. (2014) Mixed methodology to analyze the relationship between maturity of environmental management and the adoption of green supply chain management in Brazil. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 92 . pp. 255-267. ISSN 0921-3449

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2014.02.004

Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type:Article
Item Status:Live Archive


The aim of this research is to verify the relationship between the maturity levels of environmental man-agement and the adoption of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices by electro-electroniccompanies in Brazil. In this work a two-phase research was conducted, with one quantitative and theother qualitative. The quantitative phase aimed to test whether a relationship between the maturitylevels of environmental management and GSCM exists, while the qualitative phase tried to detail thecharacteristics of this relationship. The quantitative phase was conducted through a survey with 100Brazilian electro-electronic companies and the collected data were processed using Structural EquationModeling. For the qualitative phase, a multiple case study was conducted with three companies locatedin Brazil. The results indicate that: (1) The main hypothesis was confirmed and considered statisticallyvalid, indicating that, indeed, the maturity level of environmental management influences the adoptionof GSCM practices; (2) a coevolution tends to occur between the environmental maturity and the GSCMpractices; that is, the more developed is the company's environmental management, more complex GSCMpractices are adopted; and (3) the GSCM internal practices tend to present a greater relative adoptionthan the external practices; these external practices of GSCM tend to be adopted when the company isinserted in a higher environmental stage and/or operates under a scenario of stronger normative envi-ronmental pressure. By the way, this is the first research mixing survey and case studies on GSCM inBrazil. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Additional Information:cited By 51
Keywords:Electro-electronic sector Brazil, Green supply chain management, Maturity levels, Sustainable operations, Sustainable supply chains, Environmental management, adaptive management, electronics industry, environmental economics, environmental management, sustainability, sustainable development, adaptive environmental management, analytic method, Article, Brazil, case study, coevolution, data processing, environmental factor, qualitative research, quantitative study, statistical model, Brazil
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:39773
Deposited On:21 Jan 2020 11:37

Repository Staff Only: item control page