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An empirical examination of stakeholder pressures, green operations practices and environmental performance

Yu, W., Ramanathan, R. (2015) An empirical examination of stakeholder pressures, green operations practices and environmental performance. International Journal of Production Research, 53 (21). pp. 6390-6407. ISSN 0020-7543. (doi:10.1080/00207543.2014.931608) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study explores two key attributes constituting green operations practices (i.e. internal green management and green product/process design) and examines the links of adopting green operations practices with its antecedent factors (stakeholder pressures) and consequent performance outcomes (environmental performance). Data collected from 167 manufacturing firms in the UK were analysed using structural equation modelling. The results reveal that stakeholder pressures have a significant positive effect on internal green management, and that internal green management significantly affects green product/process design. The two attributes of green operations practices are significantly and positively related to environmental performance. More specifically, we find that internal green management fully mediates the relationship between stakeholder pressures and green product/process design and the relationship between stakeholder pressures and environmental performance. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00207543.2014.931608
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Int J Prod Res [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, London, UK [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Business Systems, University of Bedfordshire Business School, Luton, UK [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: environmental performance, green operations practices, green product/process design, internal green management, stakeholder pressures, UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Wantao Yu
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 11:10 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 15:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50426 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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