Green talent and green supply chain: is there a significant relationship?

María del Carmen Torres-Salazar, Ana Esther Escalante-Ferrer, Elías Olivares-Benítez, Juan Carlos Pérez-García


Introduction: In this text statistical results of the relationship between managers with features green talent and implementing practices of green supply chain are presented. Because there research on the importance of vision High direction for the adoption of green practices; yet no realizes the personal characteristics of the management, nor the significant relationship between these characteristics and implementation practices of green supply chain, this is the contribution of this research. The work was developed in manufacturing companies with more than ten workers in the eastern part of the state of Morelos Mexico. The characterization of the term green talent was reported in the article, Green Talent: characterization and research, published in issue 14 of this magazine.

Method: The method involves the construction of a survey divided into three categories conviertieron later in variables: practice green supply chain, green talent and institutional pressures. The first two were adapted survey Zhu and Sarkis (2007) and the third emerged from the social representation of green talent, due to a phase of this research. The survey was validated with a group of entrepreneurs from the National Chamber of Industry (CANACINTRA) Chapter Morelos. The validated instrument to 26 executives of manufacturing companies was applied with more than ten workers in the eastern part of Morelos, in order to test the relationship between characteristics of green managers with talent and practical implementation of green supply chain. For this were used as statistical tools Pearson correlation and multiple linear

Results: Practice green supply chain of manufacturing companies in the eastern area of the state of Morelos are in the planning stage. Respondents from companies recognize green features of talent in their senior executives. Institutional pressures (market regulation and competition) are important for companies that participated in the study despite the difficulty lies in implementing them.

Conclusion: Green talent and practice green supply chain are variables that correlate, i.e., there is a statistically significant relationship between the two variables. Through multiple linear regression method states that institutional pressures: market regulation and competition, are due to the implementation of practices of green supply chain. These institutional pressures and the presence of features green talent in management, combine to implementing practices of green supply chain in manufacturing companies with more than ten workers in the eastern part of the state of Morelos, Mexico.


green talent; green supply chains; institutional pressures; manufacturing companies; Mexico


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