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Does Buyer Power Contribute to Environmental Sustainability Performance in Supply Chains?

Listowel Owusu Appiah

,

Salifu Abul- Majeed

Listowel Owusu Appiah 1

Salifu Abul- Majeed 2

  1. Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. 1

  2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. 2

Pages: 38-50

DOI: 10.18488/journal.26.2021.101.38.50

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Article History:

Received: 03 May, 2021
Revised: 07 June, 2021
Accepted: 29 June, 2021
Published: 14 July, 2021


Abstract:

Sustainability issues have gained the widespread attention of researchers and policymakers across the globe. Resultantly, studies on sustainability in supply chains and its associated relational and structural mechanisms are rife. This study has examined how the amount of power wielded by a buying organization affects its ability to lead the sustainability charge, to improve the environmental compliance among firms within the supply chain. The study adopted a quantitative approach for data analysis and reporting. A survey of 116 construction and Manufacturing and construction firms in Ghana. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire and analyzed using ordinary least squares (OLS) regression procedure using the PROCESS macro in SPSS. The findings of this study reveal a significant positive relationship between buyer power, collaboration with suppliers, and environmental sustainability performance. This study has implications for large corporations that are the target of stakeholder pressures, and small firms that need to corporate with their supply chain partners on the sustainability front.
Contribution/ Originality
This paper contributes to the supply chain sustainability literature by examining from an RDT perspective, how buyer dominance influences supplier relationships and environmental performance. This is one of the very few studies that seek to explore how power imbalances among supply chain partners influence sustainability.

Keywords:

Buyer power, Supply chain collaboration, Environmental sustainability, Resource dependency theory, Supply chain sustainability, Power imbalance.

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Both authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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( 150 ) The Promise and Reality of Public Sector Reform – A Case Study of the Implementation of Trinidad and Tobagos Health Sector Reform
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( 156 ) Financial Development and Economic Growth in Nigeria: New Evidence from a Threshold Autoregressive and Asymmetric Analysis
( 157 ) Factors Influencing Profitability of Commercial Banks in Tanzania: A Case Study of CRDB Bank Plc
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( 176 ) Urban Population Growth and Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria
( 178 ) Investigating the Environmental Effects of Economic Growth in African Economies
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( 183 ) Social Sustainability of High-Rise Buildings
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