The impact of buying power on corporate sustainability: The mediating role of suppliers' traceability information

L. (Laura) van Hal, C. Gelderman*, J.M.C. Schijns, W.D.B.H.M. Lambrechts

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Abstract

Companies are pressured by regulatory authorities, consumers and other stakeholders to minimize their negative impact on the environment. Behavior of suppliers in the supply chain influences the corporate sustainability of companies. Most studies overlook the importance of sharing traceability data, and lack a holistic approach to the triple bottom line. Our study supplements extant literature by carrying out a survey among 136 purchasing professionals in Dutch industry. Our analysis confirms the positive effect of sharing traceability data on the buyer’s sustainability performance. The use of reward power encourages suppliers to share traceability data. We found no effect of coercive power on information sharing.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Apr 2020
Event29th International Purchasing Supply, Education and Research Association Annual Conference - Knoxville, TN, Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: 5 Apr 20208 Apr 2020
Conference number: 29
https://haslam.utk.edu/ipsera2020

Conference

Conference29th International Purchasing Supply, Education and Research Association Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleIPSERA 2020
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period5/04/208/04/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • power
  • CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY
  • PERFORMANCE
  • traceability data

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