Understanding buyer stringent environmental requirements in the context of sustainable supply chain

Shumon, M, Rahman, S and Ahsan, K 2018, 'Understanding buyer stringent environmental requirements in the context of sustainable supply chain', in KS Pawar, A Potter, Caroline Chan and Nyoman Pujawan (ed.) Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2018), Bali, Indonesia, 8-11 July 2018, pp. 487-497.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Understanding buyer stringent environmental requirements in the context of sustainable supply chain
Author(s) Shumon, M
Rahman, S
Ahsan, K
Year 2018
Conference name ISL 2018: Big Data Enabled Supply Chain Innovations
Conference location Bali, Indonesia
Conference dates 8-11 July 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2018)
Editor(s) KS Pawar, A Potter, Caroline Chan and Nyoman Pujawan
Publisher Nottingham University Business School
Place of publication United Kingdom
Start page 487
End page 497
Total pages 11
Abstract Aim/Purpose Due to uncertain changes in buyer environmental requirements, it is necessary to investigate how and to what extent supplier firms adopt these environmental requirements. This research aims to conceptualise 'stringent buyer environmental requirements' and investigating its impact on organization's environmental performance. Design/methodology/approach: Transaction cost economics theory is employed to explore and understand the concept of stringent buyer environmental requirements and dynamic capability framework is used to explain the role of capability. Although the quantitative survey is the prominent method used in this study, a qualitative pre-test has also been conducted to discuss and confirm the items or dimensions of the constructs. Using data from Bangladesh Ready-made garment (RMG) industry and employing structural equation modelling (SEM) technique this study investigates how the stringent environmental requirements from customers around the world impact the environmental performance of suppliers. Findings: Results demonstrate that stringent customer environmental requirements positively influence suppliers to develop their capability while that capability facilitates the translation of stringent customer environmental requirements into desired environmental performance. Furthermore, buyer-supplier relationship quality positively impacts supplier's environmental capability development while it also influences the strength of the relationship between stringent buyer environmental requirements and capability development. Originality/ Value: This research establishes the evidence for relatively new concept of stringent customer environmental requirements and develops a unique theoretical framework which demonstrates the relationships among the critical determinants around it. Results could be of interest to the future researchers in sustainable supply chains and managers to understand the dynamics of environmental requirements and gain vital insi
Subjects Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Keyword(s) Bangladesh
Ready-made garment
stringent environmental requirements
Sustainable Supply Chain
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