The green bullwhip effect, the diffusion of green supply chain practices, and institutional pressures : evidence from the automotive sector

Roman Paes Seles, Bruno Michel and Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Ana Beatriz and Chiappetta Jabbour, Charbel José and Dangelico, Rosa Maria (2016) The green bullwhip effect, the diffusion of green supply chain practices, and institutional pressures : evidence from the automotive sector. International Journal of Production Economics, 182. pp. 342-355. ISSN 0925-5273

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    Abstract

    This paper aims to understand and analyze how different institutional pressures created by stakeholders tend to promote the green bullwhip effect and the consequent adoption of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices across a supply chain. It examines GSCM practices adopted in the supply chain as a result of pressure from primary stakeholders, and how they exert environmental pressures. A case study methodology has been adopted to study a focal company (an automotive battery company located in Brazil) and its stakeholders, including customers, its supplier, and the government. The results, synthesized through propositions, highlight the effect that the institutional environment exercises on generating the green bullwhip effect in the supply chain.