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 AJIBM  Vol.8 No.4 , April 2018
An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Green Supplier Development and Firm Performance
Abstract: Suppliers have important influence to the enterprise in terms of product and service cost, quality and delivery. Enterprises need to implement supplier development to improve suppliers’ supply capabilities, and promote partnership with suppliers, so as to achieve the improvement of business efficiency. This paper defines green supplier development, divides them into direct green supplier development and indirect green supplier development, and puts forward the research hypothesis of the relationship between green supplier development and supplier relationship and firm performance. Then, using the method of questionnaire survey to collect data, according to the statistical analysis of the 259 questionnaires, the results show that the first, direct green supplier development has positive influence on the economic performance and environmental performance, but the influence of indirect green supplier development on the economic performance of enterprises is not significant. Second, supplier partnership plays a role in the influence of green supplier development on the economic performance and environmental performance.
Cite this paper: Xu, Y. and Peng, Q. (2018) An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Green Supplier Development and Firm Performance. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 8, 930-945. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.84064.
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