Factors affecting the adoption of green supply chain management practices in Brazil: empirical evidence

Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour, Kannan Govindan, Devika Kannan, Manoel Henrique Salgado, Celeste José Zanon

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The aim of this study is to identify and analyse the factors that affect the adoption of Green Supply Chain Management practices based on empirical evidence from the Brazilian electronics sector. Data are collected in a survey of 100 electronics companies and analysed using statistical analysis of variance and regression methods. The study finds that the size of the company, previous experience with Environmental Management Systems, and the use of hazardous inputs are positively correlated with GSCM practices adoption. Surprisingly, formal pressure from the stronger tier/player in the supply chain is not correlated with the adoption of GSCM practices. Finally, we present some explanations for these findings and suggestions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-315
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2013


  • Brazil
  • electronics company
  • electronics sectors
  • green supply chain management
  • practices
  • regression method
  • regression analysis
  • environmental management systems
  • supply chain management

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