Championing Environmental Supply Management Initiatives: The Importance of Influence Tactics, Company Climate, and Individual Values

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This focus study is the second part of the 2008 CAPS Research Focus Study entitled Supply Management's Strategic Role in Environmental Practices. In the first study, a broad picture of sustainable supply management was painted, including issues such as drivers, barriers and possible outcomes. While conducting many focus group interviews during the first study, managers constantly stated that they were aware that sustainability was more than the 'flavor of the month,' and that sustainability was quickly becoming a part of the way that their organizations did business. They also stated that sustainability was part of their job responsibilities. The question these managers asked was not "Should we engage in sustainability?" but rather, "How do we initiate sustainable supply management practices?"

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