The adoption of green initiatives in logistics service providers – a strategic perspective


Logistics service providers (LSPs) have started to transform their operations and strategy to be more effective from a green perspective. One concern that is of particular interest of LSPs is how to create organisational green awareness and translate this into practice in their operations. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the roles of green strategic commitment and organisation in LSPs’ adoption of green initiatives. The data for this study were collected through a questionnaire survey, investigating a sample of LSPs operating in the Swedish, Finnish and Italian markets. From the literature analysis, a set of testable hypotheses was developed. The results indicate that there are relationships between the nature, as well as the scope, of functional involvement and the green strategic priority. The results further suggest that the inclusion of environmental consideration in the overall business strategy is positively related to the involvement and coordination of multiple functions as well as existence of a separate environmental function.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Logistics and Systems Institute
Additional Information: © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: logistics service providers; LSPs; environmental sustainability initiatives; green strategic priority; functional involvement; questionnaire survey
Publication ISSN: 1751-2018
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2024 08:18
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 14:40
Full Text Link: http://www.inde ... BSR.2017.087096
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-01-01
Accepted Date: 2017-01-01
Authors: Isaksson, Karin
Huge-Brodin, Maria
Evangelista, Pietro
Sweeney, Edward (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8389-4446)



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