We investigate the relationships between environmental management (EM) and performance to verify: whether the implementation of an effective internal environmental is a firm’s pre-condition to belong to a green supply chain; which type of environmental practices (either internal or external) contribute the most to increasing a firm’s performances; and whether performing the environment translates into higher economic performance. We use structural equation modeling for testing our research hypotheses on a large sample of Italian firms and estimate the structural paths between constructs by means of both covariance- and component-based approaches.
DE GIOVANNI, P. and ESPOSITO VINZI, V. (2012). Covariance versus Component-Based Estimations of Performance in Green Supply Chain Management. International Journal of Production Economics, 135(2), pp. 907-916.