CAPS Research investigates how supply management sustainability takes root

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
August 10, 2010 - SCMR Editorial

CAPS Research has released a new focus study that investigates how supply management sustainability initiatives take root within a company and what factors determine buy-in from key players. The study examines the role that influence tactics, organizational climate, and personal values each play as managers try to gain commitment for environmental initiatives.

The study, titled “Championing Environmental Supply Management Initiatives: The Importance of Influence Tactics, Company Climate and Individual Values” provides information to help supply managers effectively champion sustainable supply management practices and to create an environment in which sustainability will be successful throughout the company. Furthermore, the researchers found that that creating company and departmental climates that are friendly toward environmental innovation, the use of legitimating (appealing to rules, regulations and positional power), and taking time to learn something about the values of the target individuals all increase the likelihood the project champion will be successful.

This focus study was authored by Thomas R. Gattiker, Ph.D., Boise State University; Craig R. Carter, Ph.D., University of Nevada; Wendy L. Tate, Ph.D., University of Tennessee; and Xiaowen Huang, Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio. The entire focus study is available on the CAPS Research website. For more information on this focus study contact.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



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Patrick Burnson
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Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. Patrick covers international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. Contact Patrick Burnson

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