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Title: Green supply chain management innovation diffusion and its relationship to organizational improvement : an ecological modernization perspective
Authors: Zhu, Q
Sarkis, J
Lai, KH 
Keywords: Supply chain management
Environmental issues
Cluster analysis
Diffusion of innovation theory
Empirical taxonomy
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Journal of engineering and technology management, 2012, v. 29, no. 1, p. 168-185 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of engineering and technology management 
Abstract: Drawing on diffusion of innovation and ecological modernization theories, we identify three types of industrial manufacturers, namely early adopters, followers, and laggards, based on the adoption of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices among Chinese manufacturers. Test results indicate that differences exist between the three types of GSCM adopters in terms of their environmental, operational, and economic performance. Understanding how Chinese manufacturers adopt GSCM practices and if this adoption affects their performance contributes theoretical advancement to the diffusion of innovation theory. Practically, the results provide managerial insights for manufacturers to benchmark for environmental management practices and performance improvement.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9642
ISSN: 0923-4748
EISSN: 1879-1719
DOI: 10.1016/j.jengtecman.2011.09.012
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