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Sustainability 2017, 9(5), 763; doi:10.3390/su9050763

The Influence of Green Supply Chain Integration on Firm Performance: A Contingency and Configuration Perspective

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Institute of Management Science and Engineering, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China
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School of Economic and Management, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710054, China
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Business School, Shandong University (Weihai), Weihai 264209, China
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School of Management, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China
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Academic Editors: Fabio Carlucci and Giuseppe Ioppolo
Received: 3 April 2017 / Revised: 28 April 2017 / Accepted: 2 May 2017 / Published: 6 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Abstract

This study investigates the impacts of three dimensions of green supply chain integration (GSCI) on operational and financial performance, from both a contingency and a configuration perspective. From the contingency perspective, we used hierarchical regression to determine the impacts of individual GSCI dimensions (green internal, customer and supplier integration) and their interactions on firm performance. From the configuration perspective, we used cluster analysis to develop patterns of GSCI, which were analyzed in terms of GSCI strength and balance. Analysis of variance was used to examine the relationship between GSCI pattern and firm performance. We used data collected from manufacturing firms in Shanxi, Shandong, Beijing, Guangdong and Jiangsu to test hypotheses. The findings from both the contingency and configuration perspective indicate that GSCI was related to both operational and financial performance. Furthermore, the interaction between green internal integration and green customer integration was positively related to both operational and financial performance, while the interaction between green internal integration and green supplier integration was negatively related to financial performance. The interaction between green customer integration and green supplier integration was positively related to financial performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: green supply chain integration; pattern; performance; China green supply chain integration; pattern; performance; China
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Song, Y.; Cai, J.; Feng, T. The Influence of Green Supply Chain Integration on Firm Performance: A Contingency and Configuration Perspective. Sustainability 2017, 9, 763.

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