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Prioritising environmental activities based on their effect on improving sustainable performance in Australian logistics


Sadeghian Esfahani, S and Cahoon, S and Chen, S-L and Pateman, H and Sajadi, SM, Prioritising environmental activities based on their effect on improving sustainable performance in Australian logistics, Supply Chain Forum pp. 1-18. ISSN 1625-8312 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/16258312.2021.1879601


This paper develops a conceptual framework and empirically investigates the effects of implementing environmental-friendly activities on improving sustainable performance for logistics industry. A literature review of case-study and theory-based journal papers is the approach taken to develop a conceptual framework. An online survey of 297 senior managers of Australian logistics companies is conducted to empirically investigate the conceptual framework. This is the first study ranking nine measures of sustainable performance by AHP and using them to prioritise eight environmental-friendly activities from seven perspectives. The results show that the effects of implementing these activities on improving sustainable performance are different. The proposed conceptual framework is a basis for further research examining the relationship between implementing environmental activities and sustainable performance. This conceptual framework will enable logistics managers to evaluate their business potential to improve sustainable performance by implementing environmental activities. The result could be used by public policymakers to initiate and support sustainable development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:environmental activity, sustainability, logistics, analytic Hierarchy Process
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Logistics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Sadeghian Esfahani, S (Dr Sonia Sadeghian Esfahani)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Professor Stephen Cahoon)
UTAS Author:Chen, S-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Pateman, H (Dr Hilary Pateman)
ID Code:143722
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2021-03-30
Last Modified:2021-05-26

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