Environmental management practices and performance of international suppliers located in China : how does relationship learning matter?

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Abstract

Environmentalism and sustainability requirements have become increasingly important issues of concern in Asian economies. Increasing government regulations and consumer and activist movements have repeatedly called for greener supply chain activities. However, the extant studies examined only the direct effect of environmental management practices on a firm’s competitiveness and performance and hence ignored the intervening learning processes. Framed within the resource-based view of the firm, the current inquiry investigates environmental management practices as a kind of resource inputs accounting for an international supplier firm’s relational learning to address its international buyers’ environmental concerns, which in turn fosters competitive outcomes. The resultant findings clearly show that learning from foreign partners and collaborating with them can upgrade the capabilities of Chinese firms for sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian businesses in a turbulent environment : uncertainty and coping strategies
EditorsT. S. CHAN, Geng CUI
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages167-183
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781137488855
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2015 Academy of International Business Southeast Asia regional conference: Global business and consumers in a networked world - Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa , Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20155 Dec 2015
https://www.ln.edu.hk/hkibs/AIB/2015/aib2015/Home.html

Conference

Conference2015 Academy of International Business Southeast Asia regional conference
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period3/12/155/12/15
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Management performance
Environmental management practices
Relationship learning
Suppliers
China
Sustainable development
Resources
Learning process
Asian economies
Environmental concern
Direct effect
Sustainability
Government regulation
Resource-based view of the firm
Buyers
Competitiveness
Chinese firms
Environmentalism
Upgrade
Green supply chain

Keywords

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Green supply chain
  • Relationship learning

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LI, L. Y. E. (2016). Environmental management practices and performance of international suppliers located in China : how does relationship learning matter? In T. S. CHAN, & G. CUI (Eds.), Asian businesses in a turbulent environment : uncertainty and coping strategies (pp. 167-183). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-48887-9_8
LI, Ling Yee, Esther. / Environmental management practices and performance of international suppliers located in China : how does relationship learning matter?. Asian businesses in a turbulent environment : uncertainty and coping strategies. editor / T. S. CHAN ; Geng CUI. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. pp. 167-183
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LI, LYE 2016, Environmental management practices and performance of international suppliers located in China : how does relationship learning matter? in TS CHAN & G CUI (eds), Asian businesses in a turbulent environment : uncertainty and coping strategies. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 167-183, 2015 Academy of International Business Southeast Asia regional conference, Penang, Malaysia, 3/12/15. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-48887-9_8

Environmental management practices and performance of international suppliers located in China : how does relationship learning matter? / LI, Ling Yee, Esther.

Asian businesses in a turbulent environment : uncertainty and coping strategies. ed. / T. S. CHAN; Geng CUI. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. p. 167-183.

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LI LYE. Environmental management practices and performance of international suppliers located in China : how does relationship learning matter? In CHAN TS, CUI G, editors, Asian businesses in a turbulent environment : uncertainty and coping strategies. Palgrave Macmillan. 2016. p. 167-183 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-48887-9_8