A Meta-Analysis of Green Supply Chain Management Practices and Firm Performance

Integrating green practices into supply chain management is an important issue for companies to combine both environmental responsibility and the goal of increasing profits. In this paper, we present a meta-analysis of the relationship between green supply chain management (GSCM) practices and firm...

Authors: Holling, Heinz
Backhaus, Leonie
Division/Institute:FB 04: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2023
Date of publication on miami:05.04.2023
Modification date:05.04.2023
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Sustainability 15 (2023) 6, 4730, 1-29
Subjects:green supply chain management; firm performance; sustainability; meta-analysis; robust variance estimation
DDC Subject:150: Psychologie
License:CC BY 4.0
Language:English
Funding:Finanziert durch den Open-Access-Publikationsfonds der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster).
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-50079489198
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.17879/50079491325
Permalink:https://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-50079489198
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Integrating green practices into supply chain management is an important issue for companies to combine both environmental responsibility and the goal of increasing profits. In this paper, we present a meta-analysis of the relationship between green supply chain management (GSCM) practices and firm performance. By using robust variance estimation, we can appropriately analyze dependent effect sizes that are common in the studies to be included in this meta-analysis. In this way, more information is extracted from the primary studies and the effects of moderator variables can be examined simultaneously. Based on 408 correlation coefficients (N = 30,568) from 134 studies, we find a significant mean positive relationship between GSCM practices and firm performance in general (r = 0.442), and in particular, for market-based, managerial, and accounting-based performance. However, the correlations vary considerably across studies. To explain this heterogeneity, we analyze the influence of different GSCM practices and organizational characteristics.