Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The purpose of this research is to examine the mediation role of environmental training in the relationship between perceived stakeholder pressure and implementation of the environmental supply chain management practices. A survey was administered to manufacturing firms and hypothesis was tested using structural equation modeling analysis. This research suggests that environmental training is mediates the relationship between stakeholder pressure and implementation of environmental supply chain management practices. The results suggest that managers perceive that stakeholder pressure and environmental training are important to themselves. In this study overall, market stakeholders had a stronger relationship with the implementation of the environmental supply chain practices than the regulatory stakeholders. The findings also indicate that stakeholder pressure is an essential driver for implementation of environmental supply chain management practices. This study is one of the first to investigate the relationship between the stakeholders’ pressure and environmental supply chain management practices in manufacturing firms. The study also offers important implications for managers and partitions. Future research direction and limitation are also discussed.
Keywords: market stakeholders; non-market stakeholders; regulatory stakeholders; environmental supply chain management; environmental training