Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Effects of Green Operations and Green Innovation on Firm's Environmental Performance
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Effects of Green Operations and Green Innovation on Firm's Environmental Performance
Chen, Rong-Huei;
  PDF(new window)
This study examines how green operations affect firm's environmental performance with green innovation as a mediator in the context of electronic industry. We carry out an empirical study with 141 valid questionnaires collected from high-tech manaufactures in Taiwan. The results show that positive relationships exist among green operations, green innovation and environmental performance (in both operational performance and managerial performance). However, an integration of green operations with green innovation would influence firm's environmental performance more positively than the sole effects of green operations. It suggests that high-tech manufacturers should pay greater attention to green innovative strategies in order to cope with customer demand and, thereby, enhancing customer satisfaction and sustainable operations. This study has contributed to the extant literature by providing valuable academic references and pragmatic guidelines for firms to gain competitive advantages through green operations and green innovation.
Green Operations;Green Innovation;Environmental Performance;High-Tech Industry;
 Cited by
Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility Leading to Sustainable Development,;

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, 2014. vol.13. 3, pp.342-355 crossref(new window)
Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility Leading to Sustainable Development, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, 2014, 13, 3, 342  crossref(new windwow)
Effect of Unequal Lot Sizes, Variable Setup Cost, and Carbon Emission Cost in a Supply Chain Model, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015, 2015, 1563-5147, 1  crossref(new windwow)
Demand Forecasting for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines Considering Emission Regulations, Sustainability, 2017, 9, 2, 166  crossref(new windwow)
Anderson, J. C. and Gerbing, D. W. (1988), Structural equation modeling in practice: a review and recommended two-step approach, Psychological Bulletin, 103(3), 411-423. crossref(new window)

Belz, F. and Bilharz, M. (2005), Nachhaltigkeits-Marketing in Theorie und Praxis, Deutscher Universitats-Verlag, Wiesbaden.

Bentler, P. M. and Wu, E. J. C. (1993), EQS/Windows User's Guide, BMDP Statistical Software, Los Angeles, CA.

Bhamra, T. A. (2004), Ecodesign: the search for new strategies in product development, Journal of Engineering Manufacture: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B, 218(5), 557-569.

Birkinshaw, J., Hamel, G., and Mol, M. J. (2008), Management innovation, Academy of Management Review, 33(4), 825-845. crossref(new window)

Chen, Y. S. (2008), The driver of green innovation and green image: green core competence, Journal of Business Ethics, 81(3), 531-543. crossref(new window)

Chen, Y. S., Lai, S. B., and Wen, C. T. (2006), The influence of green innovation performance on corporate advantage in Taiwan, Journal of Business Ethics, 67(4), 331-339. crossref(new window)

Chien, M. K. and Shih, L. H. (2007), An empirical study of the implementation of green supply chain management practices in the electrical and electronic industry and their relation to organizational performances, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 4(3), 383-394.

Churchill, G. A. Jr. (1979), A paradigm for developing better measures of marketing constructs, Journal of Marketing Research, 16, 64-73. crossref(new window)

Cooper, M. C. and Ellram, L. M. (1993), Characteristics of supply chain management and the implications for purchasing and logistics strategy, International Journal of Logistics Management, 4(2), 13-24.

Dangelico, R. M. and Pontrandolfo, P. (2010), From green product definitions and classifications to the green option matrix, Journal of Cleaner Production, 18 (16), 1608-1628. crossref(new window)

Fleischmann, M., Bloemhof-Ruwaard, J. M., Dekker, R., Van der Laan, E., Van Nunen, J. A., and Van Wassenhove, L. N. (1997), Quantitative models for reverse logistics: a review, European Journal of Operational Research, 103(1), 1-17. crossref(new window)

Fornell, C. and Larcker, D. F. (1981), Evaluating structural equation models with unobservable variables and measurement error, Journal of Marketing Research, 18(1), 39-50. crossref(new window)

Frentzel, D. G. and Sease, G. J. (1996), Logistic: taking down the wall, Council of Logistics Management Annual Conference Proceedings, Orlando, FL, 645-654.

Gaski, J. F. and Nevin, J. R. (1985), The differential effects of exercised and unexercised power sources in a marketing channel, Journal of Marketing Research, 22(2), 130-142. crossref(new window)

Geffen, C. A. and Rothenberg, S. (2000), Suppliers and environmental innovation: the automotive paint process, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 20(2), 166-186. crossref(new window)

Geyer, R. and Jackson, T. (2004), Supply loops and their constraints: the industrial ecology of recycling and reuse, California Management Review, 46(2), 55-73.

Green, K., Morton, B., and New, S. (1996), Purchasing and environmental management: interactions, policies and opportunities, Business Strategy and the Environment, 5(3), 188-197. crossref(new window)

Gupta, M. C. (1995), Environmental management and its impact on the operations function, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 15(8), 34-51. crossref(new window)

Hair, J. F., Black, W. C., Babin, B. J., and Anderson, R. E. (2010), Multivariate Data Analysis (7th ed.), Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Hanna, M. D. and Newman, W. R. (1995), Operations and environment: an expanded focus for TQM, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 12(5), 38-53. crossref(new window)

Hervani, A. A., Helms, M. M., and Sarkis, J. (2005), Performance measurement for green supply chain management, Benchmarking: An International Journal, 12(4), 330-353. crossref(new window)

Kammerer, D. (2009), The effects of customer benefit and regulation on environmental product innovation:empirical evidence from appliance manufacturers in Germany, Ecological Economics, 68(8), 2285-2295. crossref(new window)

Ken, P. and Martin, C. (2007), Green marketing, In: Baker, M. (ed.), The Marketing Book, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 562-585.

Kim, N. and Srivastava, R. K. (1998), Managing intraorganizational diffusion of technological innovations, Industrial Marketing Management, 27(3), 229-246. crossref(new window)

Klassen, R. D. and McLaughlin, C. P. (1996), The impact of environmental management on firm performance, Management Science, 42(8), 1199-1214. crossref(new window)

Klemmer, P., Lehr, U., and Klaus, L. (1999), Environmental Innovation: Incentives and Barriers, Analytica, Berlin.

Meeus, M. T. H. and Edquist, C. (2006), Product and process innovation. In: Hage, J. and Meeus, M. T. H. (eds.), Innovation, Science and Institutional Change, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 23-162.

Narasimhan, R. and Carter, J. R. (1998), Linking business unit and material sourcing strategies, Journal of Business Logistics, 19(2), 155-172.

Newman, J. C. and Breeden K. M. (1992), Managing in the environmental era-lessons from environmental leaders, The Columbia Journal of World Business, 27(3), 210-221.

Nunnally, J. C. (1978), Psychometric Theory, McGraw-Hill, New York.

Oltra, V. and Saint Jean, M. (2009), Sectoral systems of environmental innovation: an application to the French automotive industry, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 76(4), 567-583. crossref(new window)

Ottman, J. (1999), Environmental Consumerism: What Every Marketer Needs to Know: An Essential Guide to the Foremost Trend of Our Time, J. Ottman Consulting Inc., New York, NY.

Papadopoulos, A. M. and Giama, E. (2007), Environmental performance evaluation of thermal insulation materials and its impact on the building, Building and Environment, 42(5), 2178-2187. crossref(new window)

Peattie, K. (1992), Green Marketing, Pitman Publishing, London.

Porter, M. E. (1991), America's green strategy, Scientific American, 264(4), 168. crossref(new window)

Qi, G. Y., Shen, L. Y., Zeng, S. X., and Jorge, O. J. (2010), The drivers for contractors' green innovation:an industry perspective, Journal of Cleaner Production, 18(14), 1358-1365. crossref(new window)

Rao, P. and Holt, D. (2005), Do green supply chains lead to competitiveness and economic performance? International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 25(9), 898-916. crossref(new window)

Ren, T. (2009), Barriers and drivers for process innovation in the petrochemical industry: a case study, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 26(4), 285-304. crossref(new window)

Rennings, K. (2000), Redefining innovation: eco-innovation research and the contribution from ecological economics, Ecological Economics, 32(2), 319-332. crossref(new window)

Russo, M. V. and Fouts, P. A. (1997), A resource-based perspective on corporate environmental performance and profitability, Academy of Management Journal, 40(3), 534-559. crossref(new window)

Sarkis, J. (2003), A strategic decision framework for green supply chain management, Journal of Cleaner Production, 11(4), 397-409. crossref(new window)

Schoell, W. F., Guiltinan, J. P., and Valvatne, L. (1993), Marketing Essentials, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, MA.

Shrivastava, P. (1995), The role of corporations in achieving ecological sustainability, Academy of Management Review, 20(4), 936-960.

Steger, U. (1993), The greening of the boardroom: how German companies are dealing with environmental issues. In: Fischer, K. and Schot, J. W. (ed.), Environmental Strategies for Industry, Island Press, Washington, DC, 147-166.

Taylor, S. R. (1992), Green management: the next competitive weapon, Futures, 24(7), 669-680. crossref(new window)

Theyel, G. (2001), Customer and supplier relations for environmental performance, Greener Management International, 35, 61-69.

Tsoulfas, G. T. and Pappis, C. P. (2006), Environmental principles applicable to supply chains design and operation, Journal of Cleaner Production, 14(18), 1593-1602. crossref(new window)

Van Weele, A. J. (2002), Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice, Thomson Learning, London.

Wagner, M. (2008), Empirical influence of environmental management on innovation: evidence from Europe, Ecological Economics, 66(2), 392-402. crossref(new window)

Winn, S. F. and Roome, N. J. (1993), R&D management responses to the environment: current theory and implications to practice and research, R&D Management, 23(2), 147-160. crossref(new window)

Zhang, Q. and Li, M. (2009), Research on green supply chain construction and operation of automobile enterprise, Proceedings of the 2009 1st IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Engineering, Nanjing, China, 4432-4435.

Zhu, Q. and Sarkis, J. (2004), Relationships between operational practices and performance among early adopters of green supply chain management practices in Chinese manufacturing enterprises, Journal of Operations Management, 22(3), 265-289. crossref(new window)