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Exploring the nexus between GSCM and organisational culture: insights on the role of supply chain integration

Francesco Rizzi (Department of Economics, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy)
Marina Gigliotti (Department of Economics, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy)
Eleonora Annunziata (Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Article publication date: 10 January 2022

Issue publication date: 6 March 2023




This paper aims to investigate the interlinks between different forms of organisational culture (OC), supply chain (SC) integration, green supply chain management (GSCM) practices. It adopts a green human resource management (GHRM) perspective on knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) dynamics to shed light on the drivers that facilitate the implementation of green practices along with the SC.


The study adopts a quantitative approach through a survey administered to 381 formally appointed Italian SC managers, combining two methodological approaches, namely, the collection of self-reported information regarding the perceived OC, SC integration and GSCM practices in respondent’s organisations and an experimental design aimed at collecting the expected links between GHRM and the firm’s performance in different neutral conditions.


The results highlight that it is necessary to observe the disaggregated paths that link the different types of OC and dimensions of SC integration to benefit from a path-specific rationale for each GSCM practice. Insights on how different dimensions of SC integration mediate the relations between different OCs and GSCM practices, in the light of the role played by KSAs in the pursuit of the firm’s sustainable performance, reveal the relative importance of establishing strong relationships with customers and among the actors involved in the production process.

Practical implications

This paper provides directions for collaboration among SC and HR managers in the pursuit of GSCM.


This paper adopts an original classification of both OC and SC integration, identifying the existence of previously unrevealed nexuses. Additionally, it provides an original contribution to the extant literature by separately analysing each GSCM practice and, thus, offering detailed insights on their drivers.



Rizzi, F., Gigliotti, M. and Annunziata, E. (2023), "Exploring the nexus between GSCM and organisational culture: insights on the role of supply chain integration", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 300-323.



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