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A Prescription for Urban Sustainability Transitions in China: Innovative Partner Selection Management of Green Building Materials Industry in an Integrated Supply Chain

by Wenfei Xia 1, Baizhou Li 1,* and Shi Yin 1,2,*
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School of Economics and Management, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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School of Business Administration, Liaoning Technical University, Huludao 125105, China
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Sustainability 2020, 12(7), 2581; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072581 (registering DOI)
Received: 10 February 2020 / Revised: 15 March 2020 / Accepted: 24 March 2020 / Published: 25 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
The rapid development of the construction industry, which has brought economic prosperity, has been accompanied by ecological and environmental crises incurred by the generation of building materials. The development of the green building materials (GBMs) industry provides the key to solving this problem. With the continuous promotion of Internet of Things strategies, cooperative innovation in integrated GBMs supply chain (IGBMSC) enterprises has become an important method of cooperative green innovation. The key strategy to realizing the development of the GBM industry is promoting the technological innovation of GBMs via innovative resources in the GBM supply chain. We examined the selection of green innovation partners for IGBMSCs, and the results are as follows: Partner selection for technological innovation is an important factor influencing green innovation among enterprises in the integrated GBMs supply chains. The method of selecting green innovation partners in IGBMSCs proposed in this study is a reasonable and effective dynamic selection decision-making method that can be used to improve the collaborative innovation capability of IGBMSCs. The investigation of IGBMSC cooperative innovation partners includes quality and capability, as well as the technology level, integration degree, integration and co-ordination ability, resource integration ability, and learning and absorption ability of partners. View Full-Text
Keywords: Green building materials (GBMs); Green supply chain; Integrated supply chain; Green innovation; Dynamic decision making Green building materials (GBMs); Green supply chain; Integrated supply chain; Green innovation; Dynamic decision making
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Xia, W.; Li, B.; Yin, S. A Prescription for Urban Sustainability Transitions in China: Innovative Partner Selection Management of Green Building Materials Industry in an Integrated Supply Chain. Sustainability 2020, 12, 2581.

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