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Title: Mixed methodology to analyze the relationship between maturity of environmental management and the adoption of green supply chain management in Brazil
Authors: Jabbour, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa
Jabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappetta
Govindan, Kannan
Kannan, Devika
Arantes, Ariana Fernandes
Contact Email: c.j.chiappettajabbour@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Environmental management
Green supply chain management
Sustainable supply chain
Sustainable operations management
Maturity levels of environmental management
Electro-electronic sector
Brazil
Issue Date: Nov-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Jabbour ABSdL, Jabbour CJC, Govindan K, Kannan D & Arantes AF (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.
Abstract: The aim of this research is to verify the relationship between the maturity levels of environmental management and the adoption of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices by electro-electronic companies in Brazil. In this work a two-phase research was conducted, with one quantitative and the other qualitative. The quantitative phase aimed to test whether a relationship between the maturity levels of environmental management and GSCM exists, while the qualitative phase tried to detail the characteristics of this relationship. The quantitative phase was conducted through a survey with 100 Brazilian electro-electronic companies and the collected data were processed using Structural Equation Modeling. For the qualitative phase, a multiple case study was conducted with three companies located in Brazil. The results indicate that: (1) The main hypothesis was confirmed and considered statistically valid, indicating that, indeed, the maturity level of environmental management influences the adoption of GSCM practices; (2) a coevolution tends to occur between the environmental maturity and the GSCM practices; that is, the more developed is the company's environmental management, more complex GSCM practices are adopted; and (3) the GSCM internal practices tend to present a greater relative adoption than the external practices; these external practices of GSCM tend to be adopted when the company is inserted in a higher environmental stage and/or operates under a scenario of stronger normative environmental pressure. By the way, this is the first research mixing survey and case studies on GSCM in Brazil.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/24301
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2014.02.004
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Affiliation: Sao Paulo State University
Economics
University of Southern Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
Sao Paulo State University

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