Green Supply Chain Management: Procurement ContextAjchara Aekyati *, Napaporn Khantanapha and Rapepun Piriyakul
Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand
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- Ajchara Aekyati
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Received Date: May 25, 2016; Accepted Date: November 02, 2016; Published Date: November 04, 2016
Citation: Aekyati A, Khantanapha N, Piriyakul R (2016) Green Supply Chain Management: Procurement Context. Int J Econ Manag Sci 5:377. doi: 10.4172/2162-6359.1000377
Copyright: © 2016 Aekyati A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study investigates the procurement process effecting green-supply chain management in manufacturing industry in Thailand. Empirical data was collected from the sample group which consists of CEOs, sale managers, and procurement managers from 210 organizations in 4 manufacturing industries: electrical and electronics, auto parts, metal and aluminum, and plastics. Structural equation consists of; antecedent variables which involve top management commitment and customer pressure; dependent variables which concern business performance and environmental performance; and mediator variables which contain employee involvement, green regulations and collaborative partners. The result of the investigation indicates that top management commitment affects employee involvement, green regulations, and collaborative partners. In addition, employee involvement affects business performance rather than environmental performance while green regulation solely affects environment performance. Ultimately, collaborative partners affect business and environmental performance significantly.