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Impact of knowledge management capability and green supply chain management practices on firm performance

Ahashan Habib and Yukun Bao
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Ahashan Habib: Center for Modern Information Management, School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Yukun Bao: Department of Textile Engineering Management, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka, Bangladesh

International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), 2019, vol. 8, issue 6, 240-255

Abstract: Knowledge management is one of the most important strategic resources of the firm which has been ascertained to many organizations to acquire and apply it before their competitor for achieving competitive advantages. Similarly, due to rising environmental awareness among customers, governments, NGOs, and researchers, firms are facing increasing pressure to implement environmental management practices in their operations. The purpose of this paper is to identify the influence of knowledge management capability (KMC) on green supply chain management (GSCM) practices adoption of the manufacturing firm and subsequently the impact on firm performance. The data were collected from 262 Bangladeshi textile manufacturing firms and analyzed using structural equation modeling, typifying that exploratory and quantitative research. Drawing upon the resource-based view the study revealed that KMC has a significant positive effect on internal and external-GSCM practices adoption. Further, the study revealed that internal-GSCM practices have significantly positive effects on both economic and environmental performance while the external-GSCM practice has positive environmental performance but negatively affects economic performance. Finally, this study indicates that KMC is an intuitive resource of a firm that can bring sustainable performance through GSCM practices. Key Words:Knowledge management capability, Green SCMpractices, Firm performance, Textile industry, Resource-based view

Date: 2019
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