1 Department of Business and Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU2 UNESP - Sao Paulo State University3 UNESP - Sao Paulo State University4 SDU Engineering Operations Management, Institute of Technology and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, SDU5 Institute of Technology and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, SDU6 UNESP - Sao Paulo State University7 SDU Engineering Operations Management, Institute of Technology and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, SDU8 Institute of Technology and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, SDU
The aim of this research is to verify the relationship between the maturity levels of environmental man-agement and the adoption of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices by electro-electroniccompanies in Brazil. In this work a two-phase research was conducted, with one quantitative and theother qualitative. The quantitative phase aimed to test whether a relationship between the maturitylevels of environmental management and GSCM exists, while the qualitative phase tried to detail thecharacteristics of this relationship. The quantitative phase was conducted through a survey with 100Brazilian electro-electronic companies and the collected data were processed using Structural EquationModeling. For the qualitative phase, a multiple case study was conducted with three companies locatedin Brazil. The results indicate that: (1) The main hypothesis was confirmed and considered statisticallyvalid, indicating that, indeed, the maturity level of environmental management influences the adoptionof GSCM practices; (2) a coevolution tends to occur between the environmental maturity and the GSCMpractices; that is, the more developed is the company's environmental management, more complex GSCMpractices are adopted; and (3) the GSCM internal practices tend to present a greater relative adoptionthan the external practices; these external practices of GSCM tend to be adopted when the company isinserted in a higher environmental stage and/or operates under a scenario of stronger normative envi-ronmental pressure. By the way, this is the first research mixing survey and case studies on GSCM inBrazil.
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2014, Vol 92, p. 255-267
Electro-electronic sector Brazil; Environmental management; Green supply chain management; Maturity levels of environmental management; Sustainable operations management; Sustainable supply chain