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The role of green logistics management practices, supply chain traceability and logistics ecocentricity in sustainability performance

Yaw Agyabeng-Mensah (Transportation Engineering College, Dalian Maritime Uniersity, Dalian, China)
Ebenezer Afum (Transportation Engineering College, Dalian Maritime Uniersity, Dalian, China)
Innocent Senyo Kwasi Acquah (Department of Marketing and Supply chain Management, University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
Essel Dacosta (Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China)
Charles Baah (Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China)
Esther Ahenkorah (Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana)

The International Journal of Logistics Management

ISSN: 0957-4093

Article publication date: 10 December 2020

Issue publication date: 29 April 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The priority giving to green practices in today's competitive market has made green logistics management practices (GLMPS) a significant driver of organizational performance. The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of GLMPS, logistics ecocentricity and supply chain traceability on sustainability performance.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses structured questionnaires to gather data from 274 managers of manufacturing firms in Ghana. The partial least square structural equation modeling approach is used to analyze the data to test the proposed hypotheses.

Findings

The results obtained from the analysis indicate that GLMPS positively influence social sustainability and environmental sustainability. However, GLMPS negatively influence business performance. The results further reveal that logistics ecocentricity and supply chain traceability augment GLMPS to achieve significant improvement in both business performance and environmental sustainability through the mediation effect approach.

Originality/value

The study proposes a conceptual framework that tests the combined effect of GLMPs, logistics ecocentricity and supply chain traceability on environmental sustainability, social sustainability and business performance from the Ghanaian perspective.

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Acknowledgements

The authors want to express their profound gratitude to the Editor in Chief, Senior Associate Editor and our selfless Peer Reviewers for their time, constructive suggestions and commitment towards the course of improving the quality of this paper.

Citation

Agyabeng-Mensah, Y., Afum, E., Acquah, I.S.K., Dacosta, E., Baah, C. and Ahenkorah, E. (2021), "The role of green logistics management practices, supply chain traceability and logistics ecocentricity in sustainability performance", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 538-566. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-05-2020-0187

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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