Green Supply Chain Management Case Study

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To decrease energy consumption and environmental effects of a product through the entire life cycle, manufacturers have to go beyond the boundary of their companies to implement green supply chain management (GSCM), that is, integrating environmental struggle into their SCM (Zhu et al., 2007). Leading firms in developed countries such as Japan are always proactive to environmental requirements, implementing inventive GSCM practices before and beyond regulatory requirements (Hosogai et al., 2009). For example, leading Japanese manufacturers implement GSCM at a upper level than Chinese manufacturers, and therefore bring more enactment improvement, especially for economic performance…show more content…
We matched awareness of national and international l regulations/policies as well as GSCM implementation between these three types of manufacturer. Our outcomes can extend the benchmark theory to improve the learning mechanism for proactive business environmental strategies among different kinds of manufacturer in industrialized and unindustrialized countries. Environmental modernization theory (EMT) proposes that manufacturers may improve environmental strategies and implement environmental management observes to respond to regulatory requirements (Mol, 1995). However, manufacturers may implement environmental management observes at different levels due to different environmental regulatory alertness (Sondergard et al., 2004). A study using data from 225 firms in seven European regions identifies that different regulatory requirements in specific countries have different special effects on environmental management strategies and practices between firms even in the similar sector (Daddi et al., 2014). Based on the EMT perception, we further compare connections between regulatory attentiveness and GSCM practices between three kinds of manufacturer. The research implications can benefit governments to further develop and implement applicable rules and policies. Furthermore, we provide implications for all three kinds of manufacturer as well as other manufacturers, in both China and Japan, to well understand their
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