The adoption of green initiatives in logistics service providers – a strategic perspective

Karin Isaksson, Maria Huge-Brodin, Pietro Evangelista, Edward Sweeney

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Logistics service providers (LSPs) have started to transform their
operations and strategy to be more effective from a green perspective. One
concern that is of particular interest of LSPs is how to create organisational
green awareness and translate this into practice in their operations. The purpose
of this paper is to investigate the roles of green strategic commitment and organisation in LSPs’ adoption of green initiatives. The data for this study were
collected through a questionnaire survey, investigating a sample of LSPs
operating in the Swedish, Finnish and Italian markets. From the literature
analysis, a set of testable hypotheses was developed. The results indicate that
there are relationships between the nature, as well as the scope, of functional
involvement and the green strategic priority. The results further suggest that the
inclusion of environmental consideration in the overall business strategy is
positively related to the involvement and coordination of multiple functions as
well as existence of a separate environmental function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Systems Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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  • logistics service providers; LSPs; environmental sustainability initiatives; green strategic priority; functional involvement; questionnaire survey


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