The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of green supply chain integration (GSCI) on sustainable performance which includes environmental, social and economic performance.
Based on data collected from 206 Chinese manufacturers, this study uses structural equation modeling with the maximum-likelihood estimation method to test the theoretical model.
The results show that different dimensions of GSCI have different outcomes. Green internal integration lays the foundation for green supplier integration (GSI) and green customer integration (GCI), and is related to both environmental and social performance. GSI is positively related to economic performance, whereas GCI is positively related to social performance.
Believing that “how to be green” matters, this study focuses on an integrative approach to green supply chain management (GSCM), shedding new light on how GSCI influences performance and providing practical guidelines for different stakeholders.
This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos 71802039, 71525005, 71431002).
Han, Z. and Huo, B. (2020), "The impact of green supply chain integration on sustainable performance", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 120 No. 4, pp. 657-674. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-07-2019-0373Download as .RIS
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