The Influence of Environmental Management Practices and Supply Chain Integration on Technological Innovation Performance—Evidence from China's Manufacturing Industry

Jiehui Yang, Qinglan Han, Juanmei Zhou, Chunlin Yuan
2015 Sustainability  
How to effectively implement environmental management practices and supply chain integration to enhance technological innovation performance has become crucial in both research and practice. Based on resource-based view (RBV) theory, a theoretical model to determine the relationship between environmental management practices, supply chain integration, supply chain knowledge sharing, and technological innovation performance was proposed. Based on data collected from one hundred and twelve
more » ... d and twelve Chinese manufacturing enterprises, the empirical results show that environmental management practices have a significantly positive influence on technological innovation performance, and supply chain integration plays a moderating role on the relationship. In addition, the results indicate that supply chain integration is also a predictive variable of technological innovation performance and supply chain knowledge sharing. Our findings suggest that practitioners should couple environmental management practices with supply chain integration to improve technological innovation performance in addition to environmental performance, which has been substantiated in literature. OPEN ACCESS Sustainability 2015, 7 15343
doi:10.3390/su71115342 fatcat:ehjao5xl4nh7llvgjnurouvalu