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

Karin Isaksson, Pietro Evangelista, Maria Huge-Brodin, Heikki Liimatainen, 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)349-364
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Business and Systems Research
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Environmental sustainability initiatives
    • Functional involvement
    • Green strategic priority
    • Logistics service providers
    • LSPs
    • Questionnaire survey.

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management Information Systems
    • Business and International Management
    • Strategy and Management


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