Environmental responsibility decisions of a supply chain under different channel leaderships

Yang, Deyan, Song, Dongping and Li, Cunfang
(2022) Environmental responsibility decisions of a supply chain under different channel leaderships. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION, 26. p. 102212.

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Increasing concerns on environmental issues urge supply chain to be more sustainable. Channel leadership has a close relationship with the development of a sustainable supply chain. This paper employs game models of a sustainable supply chain, considering environmental responsibilities under different channel leaderships. We study how green-level, environmental responsibility, and performance are influenced by channel leaderships and environmental responsibility behavior. Analytical results indicate that if the manufacturer or the retailer are the leader of the channel, they might tend to lower environmental responsibility decisions. The retailer always wants to be the leader. But the manufacturer does not always want to be the leader of the channel, which also depends on consumer green-level sensitivity. Further, the impact of raw-material cost is negative for the manufacturer but positive for the retailer. Differently, the effect of environmental responsibility cost sensitivity on the manufacturer and the retailer are dependent on channel leadership. Besides, the manufacturer environmental responsibility behavior significantly affects green-level decisions, further offsets the manufacturer's first-mover disadvantage when consumer sensitivity is relatively small.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable supply chain, Green-level, Environmental responsibility, Game theory
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 10:35
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:01
DOI: 10.1016/j.eti.2021.102212
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3155447