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The Influence of Environmental Management Practices and Supply Chain Integration on Technological Innovation Performance—Evidence from China’s Manufacturing Industry

by Jiehui Yang 1,2,4,*, Qinglan Han 1,*, Juanmei Zhou 3 and Chunlin Yuan 2,4
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Business School of Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Institute of Modern Logistics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China
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Economics and Management College of North University of China, Taiyuan 030051, China
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Institute of Case Study, Business School of Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China
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Academic Editor: Gayle C. Avery
Sustainability 2015, 7(11), 15342-15361; https://doi.org/10.3390/su71115342
Received: 21 August 2015 / Revised: 21 October 2015 / Accepted: 13 November 2015 / Published: 19 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Leadership and Management)
How to effectively implement environmental management practices and supply chain integration to enhance technological innovation performance has become crucial in both research and practice. Based on resource-based view (RBV) theory, a theoretical model to determine the relationship between environmental management practices, supply chain integration, supply chain knowledge sharing, and technological innovation performance was proposed. Based on data collected from one hundred and twelve Chinese manufacturing enterprises, the empirical results show that environmental management practices have a significantly positive influence on technological innovation performance, and supply chain integration plays a moderating role on the relationship. In addition, the results indicate that supply chain integration is also a predictive variable of technological innovation performance and supply chain knowledge sharing. Our findings suggest that practitioners should couple environmental management practices with supply chain integration to improve technological innovation performance in addition to environmental performance, which has been substantiated in literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental management practices; supply chain integration; technologicalinnovation performance; supply chain knowledge sharing; resource based view environmental management practices; supply chain integration; technologicalinnovation performance; supply chain knowledge sharing; resource based view
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Yang, J.; Han, Q.; Zhou, J.; Yuan, C. The Influence of Environmental Management Practices and Supply Chain Integration on Technological Innovation Performance—Evidence from China’s Manufacturing Industry. Sustainability 2015, 7, 15342-15361.

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