Assessing the Impact of Green Supply Chain Management on Environmental Performance of Bangladeshi Manufacturing Firms
Abdullah Mohammad Ahshanul Mamun, Kowshic Chowdhury, Masoud Ahmad, Syed Mohammad Hasib Ahsan
Page Numbers : 187-198
DOI : 10.36348/sjbms.2021.v06i06.004
Purpose: Nowadays, environmental sustainability is a challenge for the enterprises of the whole world. This paper aims to assess the impact of green supply chain management on the environmental performance of Bangladeshi manufacturing firms. Design/methodology/approach: This study is designed to assess the impact of Internal Environmental Management (IEM), Green Purchasing (GrP), Customer Cooperation with Environmental Consideration (CO), Eco-Design (EcD), Investment Recovery (InR), on Environmental Performance of Bangladeshi manufacturing firms and also the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. Statistical analysis has taken place by SPSS, and the elements are the collected data by survey questionnaires from 48 Bangladeshi manufacturing firms of several industrial sectors. Correlation, regression analysis, reliability test, etc. are taken place in data analysis. Findings: In Bangladeshi manufacturing firms at present green purchasing has a standard impact on environmental performance. But the others have a minimum impact on environmental performance where there harms customer co-operation on environmental performance. Research limitations/implications: The study is limited with a little amount of participants. In some cases, there has no proper existence of the full supply chain department. Future studies can be enriched with identifying mediating and moderating relationships, and some other variables like the Cost-effectiveness of GrSCM can be included. This paper can keep an important role in green supply chain management of Bangladeshi manufacturers and the research about this. Practical implication: Collaborative efforts between the Bangladesh government and Bangladeshi manufacturers can establish a gorgeous image in green supply chain management, and the environmental performance can be ensured and enriched. The base of the supply chain also needed to be established fully in Bangladesh. Originality/value: This is the study where the overall situation of green supply chain management of Bangladeshi manufacturers and its impacts on environmental performance has been assessed, and also a maximum industrial sector has been covered as much as possible.
June 15, 2021
Conceptualizing Self-Concept and Brand Image Congruity Relating with Shopping Behavior
Aland S. Abdulla, Dr. Uma Shankar Singh
Page Numbers : 182-186
DOI : 10.36348/sjbms.2021.v06i06.003
Research conducted here is conceptualizing the theme of self-concept and brand image with the concept of their congruity and the effect of self-concept, brand image and self-concept/brand image congruity on shopping behavior. Current study is the sub part of the broad research conducted with dimension exploration. First phase of this research was aimed to develop concept with relevant literature support with the justification of definition and existing literature on related concept. Research is mainly concerned with checking the similarity of self-concept and brand image of consumers in Kurdistan (Iraq) with respect to “NIKE” brand products. Now days brand has been a very important aspect of life, even some products are getting recognized only because of the brand. Companies are struggling to establish their brand and consumers are fast mover switching over brand to brand. One’s self-concept can serve as a driving force in shaping attitude and behavior. Brand image gets buildup on a long duration of time, where the company is committed to work on quality and fulfilling market need and demand. Brand image can get seen as the interaction of the consumer in each and every aspect of the business formed with the common understanding of many consumers. Self-concept is an individual's own understanding about self which get shaped with time on one's own experiences. Self-concept and brand image congruity is defined as similarity in between an individual understanding of him/ herself with the image of the brand the individual is carrying in the mind. Self-concept and brand image congruity concept is one of its kind, where it is very important to understand the acceptance of a brand by a shopper depends upon his/ her own similarity with the brand.
Original Research Article
June 11, 2021
Electronic Service Quality (E-SQ) and Perceived Value: Moderating Role of Demographics
Dr. SubbarayuduYellaturu, Dr. Ramanjaneyulu Gagggutara
Page Numbers : 176-181
DOI : 10.36348/sjbms.2021.v06i06.002
The aim of the paper is to measure the moderating role of gender, age and Family Income between e-SQ of e-shops and Perceived value using e-SQ scale in online shopping. Data were collected from 412e-shoppersfrom all over the India. Statistical techniques such as PROCESS Procedure for SPSS Version 3.4 Macro by Andrew F. Hayes-2018 for moderation bootstrapping test was used to analyze the data. It is resulted from the research findings that the interaction effect of gender, age and income between the relationships of e-SQ and Perceived Value was significant and positive. Examination of all the interaction plots such as gender, age and Family Income also showed an enhancing effect of e-SQ on perceived value with the moderation of demographics of the customer.
Original Research Article
June 2, 2021
Factors Affecting Chinese Consumption of Imported Products in the Context of Global Purchasing
Wei Sun, Hoyoung Shin, Kisu Kim, Mengqi Kou
Page Numbers : 169-175
DOI : 10.36348/sjbms.2021.v06i06.001
Over the past year, the opening-up measures have been basically implemented. From the pilot free trade zone to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the new strategy for the development of the Yangtze River Delta, the implementation of the Foreign Investment Law and the comprehensive implementation of the pre-establishment national treatment plus a negative list management system have been introduced. Major progress was made in expanding imports to boost consumption and in further lowering tariffs. Open cooperation, innovation and sharing of the world economy to promote the national consumer imports, pluralism, open, and to discuss the level of imports and the quality of image and how to influence consumer perception of imported products to buy, in the face of the differences in the light of the imported products and home products, give consumers more independent options, thus it is concluded that the influence factors of the buyer. This paper discusses the will of consumers and the influencing factors, and on this basis, puts forward a reasonable development strategy for the e-commerce platform to sell overseas goods, and provides a reference for the government to formulate scientific support policies.
May 29, 2021
Sailing the Ship of Digital India through the Storm of COVID-19
Dr. Mohit Kumar Kolay
Page Numbers : 152-161
DOI : 10.36348/sjbms.2021.v06i05.002
The present paper analyzes the Digital India Program, progress made on its inclusiveness across each and every target user, and the challenges it confronts. It demonstrates how the COVID-19 pandemic with its social distancing norm and lockdown scenario has made a real contribution to boost the digital aspirations of the country’s citizens with the positive feedback action. To proceed further to make India truly digital, the paper suggests five strategies, viz., internet infrastructure to be leapfrogged, all stakeholders to work together as partners, capacity building of program executors, confidence building of users, and encouraging cocreation making it user centric.
Original Research Article
May 29, 2021
Christian Theology Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility Practices
Temy Setiawan, John Virgil Marthen Milla, Ellyazer Pada
Page Numbers : 162-168
DOI : 10.36348/sjbms.2021.v06i05.003
CSR practice is currently a hot topic of conversation in businesses that are experiencing legitimacy pressure from stakeholders. Businesses are not only expected to be successful in economic performance, but also in social and environmental performance. But on the other hand, business people still ignore CSR practices as an important thing, one of the reasons is cost. This study aims to provide a Christian theological perspective on CSR practices so as to encourage Christian businessmen to be sensitive to the issues that drive the importance of CSR. In addition, this study provides suggestions for further research both qualitatively and quantitatively. This research is a qualitative, multidisciplinary, phemenological study using literature study techniques that describe the relevance of CSR from the point of view of the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in line with Christian faith. Even though it is still global in nature, multidisciplinary research related to CSR practices has not been found so that it is a novelty in this research.
May 16, 2021
An Analysis of College Students’ Consumption Idea under the Internet Celebrity Economy
Liu Yusi, Niu Sijie
Page Numbers : 146-151
DOI : 10.36348/sjbms.2021.v06i05.001
With the rapid development of new Internet media in recent years, the Internet celebrity economy has been booming gradually. Contemporary young college students, as the focus of social media, are at an important stage of forming their consumption ideas, which is easily affected by the Internet cultural environment. This paper analyzes and studies the current consumption ideas of college students under the influence of the Internet celebrity economy. It also discusses the cultivation methods suitable for the current correct consumption idea of college students, and puts forward feasible solutions to the existing problems according to the investigation, so as to guide college students to establish a correct consumption idea.