Green Supply Chain Management Practices and Company Performance: A Meta-analysis approach

Ardian Qorri*, Zlatan Mujkić, Saranda Gashi, Andrzej Kraslawski

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Varying conceptualizations of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices can be observed in extant literature and there is evidence of mixed results relating GSCM practices to firm performance. These inconclusive findings have often confused managers which practices would yield desired performance outcomes. Hence, by applying meta-analysis approach in 85 independent effect sizes with a total sample size of 20011 firms, we tested the impact of GSCM practices on firm performance. Findings indicate that the relationship between GSCM practices and firm performance is positive and significant, providing empirical generalization and support to practitioners and scholars. Likewise, the GSCM practices positively and significantly influence environmental, social, operational and economic performance. This relationship is moderated by geographical region, industry type and firm size. Future studies should test how ascendants of GSCM practices affect firm's sustainability performance.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalProcedia Manufacturing
Pages (from-to)317-325
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal
Event28th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2018 - Columbus, United States
Duration: 11.06.201814.06.2018


  • 512 Business and Management
  • green
  • Green supply chain management
  • GSCM
  • meta-analysis
  • performance
  • practices
  • supply chain
  • sustainability


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