Environmental practices and performance and their relationships among Kosovo construction companies: A framework for analysis in transition economies

Panayiotis H. Ketikidis, Odran Peter Hayes, Lambros Lazuras, Angappa Gunasekaran, S. C.Lenny Koh

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Abstract

The environment is an issue of growing global importance and economies in transition need to find a balance between economic growth and sustainable development. This study assessed the relationship between green supply chain management (GSCM) practices, pressures and environmental performance in Kosovo's construction industry. A cross-sectional survey design was employed in a sample of 124 Kosovo construction companies. A structured questionnaire was developed based on previous research and assessed GSCM practices, pressures and company performance, as well as respondent and company characteristics. The findings from the regression analysis revealed that GSCM practices and pressures significantly predicted the GSCM performance of the companies. However, GSCM pressures did not moderate the effects of GSCM practices on company performance. Environmental performance of Kosovo construction companies is predicted GSCM practices and regulatory pressures. This research is one of the few studies which examines the relationships between environmental practices and performance in companies in the South-East European region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-130
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Services and Operations Management
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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