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Sustainability 2018, 10(9), 3247;

Dual Institutional Pressures, Sustainable Supply Chain Practice and Performance Outcome

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
School of Management and Economics, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450046, China
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Received: 23 July 2018 / Revised: 1 September 2018 / Accepted: 3 September 2018 / Published: 12 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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With the deterioration of ecological environment, sustainable supply chain management has become an important means of enterprise performance evaluation. During the implementation of a sustainable supply chain management (SSCM), Chinese enterprises are faced with domestic and overseas institutional pressures, such as laws, regulations, and agenda, etc. Then, whether the dual institutional pressure has a promoting role for Chinese manufacturing enterprises in implementing the SSCM and whether the sustainable supply chain practices (SSCP) can promote the output of enterprise performance, have become a topic worthy of study. Hypothesis on the relationship between the institutional pressure of sustainable supply chain and economic, social, and environmental performances is innovatively raised in this paper and a theoretical model is built. Besides, a fitting test is conducted to a full model by using a structural equation model. An optimal model is eventually obtained after repeated modifications to the initial model by means of goodness of fit and causal path coefficient, thereby it is verified in this paper that the institutional pressure has a significantly positive impact on the SSCP; a conclusion is drawn that the impact of the SSCP on the economic, environmental, and social performances shows different characteristics, which has an important theoretical guiding role in promoting the SSCP. View Full-Text
Keywords: institutional pressure; sustainable supply chain; performance outcome; structural equation model institutional pressure; sustainable supply chain; performance outcome; structural equation model

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Lu, Y.; Zhao, C.; Xu, L.; Shen, L. Dual Institutional Pressures, Sustainable Supply Chain Practice and Performance Outcome. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3247.

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