Five potential drivers of green supply management performance were identified in the literature review: green supply management capabilities, the strategic level of the purchasing department, the level of environmental commitment of the firm, the degree of supplier assessment and the degree of collaboration with suppliers. These constructs were used to form a structural model explaining the degree of green supply management performance. The model was analysed with SmartPLS 2.0 and using data collected among German purchasers. The results suggest that the degree of supplier assessment and the level of collaboration exert direct influence on environmental performance. These two practices are driven by the strategic level of the purchasing department and the level of environmental commitment of the firm. Whereas commitment influences assessment directly, the impact of commitment on collaboration is mediated by the capabilities of the purchasing department.

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Large, Rudolf; Giménez Thomsen, Cristina

Drivers of green supply management performance: Evidence from Germany

09/2011
Five potential drivers of green supply management performance were identified in the literature review: green supply management capabilities, the strategic level of the purchasing department, the level of environmental commitment of the firm, the degree of supplier assessment and the degree of collaboration with suppliers. These constructs were used to form a structural model explaining the degree of green supply management performance. The model was analysed with SmartPLS 2.0 and using data collected among German purchasers. The results suggest that the degree of supplier assessment and the level of collaboration exert direct influence on environmental performance. These two practices are driven by the strategic level of the purchasing department and the level of environmental commitment of the firm. Whereas commitment influences assessment directly, the impact of commitment on collaboration is mediated by the capabilities of the purchasing department.
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Drivers of green supply management performance: Evidence from Germany
Large, Rudolf; Giménez Thomsen, Cristina
Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management
Vol. 17, nº 3, 09/2011, p. 176 - 184

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