Identifying the competitive determinants of firms’ green supply chain capabilities: a study of the electronic manufacturing industry in Taiwan

M.-L. Tseng, Ming K. Lim, R.-J. Lin, A. S. F. Chiu

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The green supply chains (GSC) of some firms have argued that firms are unlikely to perform well if they operate their GSC capabilities in isolation. While the link between GSCs and firm performance has been thoroughly studied, stakeholder pressures in greening the supply chain have prevented researchers from identifying the competitive determinants of firms’ GSC capabilities. These pressures include normative pressure corresponding to the environmental requirements of stakeholders. Additionally, descriptive pressure plays a role in identifying the competitiveness of GSC capabilities and instrumental pressure stemming from industrial-professional group environmental activities. Furthermore, the evaluation of GSC capabilities is always vague due to the subjective and linguistic preferences, and the analytical data from operations. Therefore, this study proposes addressing the qualitative scales together in a hierarchical structure evaluation. The study data were collected from focal electronic firms in Taiwan, and we analyzed it using the fuzzy Delphi method and fuzzy analytical network process to present the competitive determinants of GSC capabilities. This study presents theoretical and empirical evidence of firms’ GSC capabilities and has interesting implications for operations management research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEighteenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 24 Feb 201428 Feb 2014


ConferenceEighteenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics


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  • green supply chain capabilities
  • fuzzy set theory
  • fuzzy Delphi method
  • competitive determinants
  • stakeholder theory
  • analytical network process

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