A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Performance outcomes of supply chain practices for sustainable development: A meta-analysis of moderators

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Qorri Ardian, Gashi Saranda, Kraslawski Andrzej
Publisher: Wiley: 24 months
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Sustainable Development
ISSN: 0968-0802
eISSN: 1099-1719
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020101484030


Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) practices have received growing attention
but their consequences on firm performance yielded mixed outcomes. This study aims to
synthesize quantitative research and to analyze potential moderators on the link between
SSCM practices and firm performance. This study draws upon resource-based view of
the firm with the extensions of natural resource-based view and relational view to underpin study hypotheses. The analysis is based on data collected from 145 independent
samples composed of 33,886 firms. The research hypotheses are tested using metaanalytical procedures. The results show that SSCM practices are significantly and
positively correlated with firm's social, operational, economic, and environmental performance dimensions. Additional findings from moderator analysis provide nuanced views
of SSCM practices-performance link. This paper contributes to the literature by underlining the relevance of SSCM, identifying and classifying SSCM practices into a coherent
framework. The research findings help policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders to better understand benefits from the adoption of SSCM practices. Additionally,
to the best of authors' knowledge, this is the first study that meta-analytically combined
existing empirical evidence of the social supply practices on various types of firm's
sustainability performance.

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