Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 953–964 | Cite as

The influence of environmental policy on the decisions of managers to adopt G-SCM practices

  • A. I. Tsireme
  • E. I. Nikolaou
  • N. Georgantzis
  • K. P. Tsagarakis
Original Paper


This article explores the reasons that affect the decisions of managers of firms to adopt management practices in order to green their supply chain management. Under the context of environmental policy, the relationship between policy instruments (‘command and control’, market-based, and self-regulated) and the decisions of managers to adopt green supply chain management (G-SCM) practices is examined. The results show that in some cases the environmental legislation, market-based instruments and self-regulated incentives could play a critical role in the decisions of managers to adopt some specific G-SCM practices, while in other cases environmental policy instruments have not seemed to affect the decisions of managers regarding some other G-SCM practices.


Corporate sustainability Environmental management Proactive environmental practices 



The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions to improve the quality of the paper. N. Georgantzis also acknowledges support by the Junta de Andalucía (P07-SEJ-03155) and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (ECO2008-04636/ECON).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Tsireme
    • 1
  • E. I. Nikolaou
    • 2
  • N. Georgantzis
    • 1
    • 3
  • K. P. Tsagarakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Environmental EngineeringDemocritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece
  3. 3.LEE, Universitat Jaume ICastellón de la PlanaSpain

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