Green supply chain management practices and performance of hotels in Nairobi
This research project investigates Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) practices and performance of hotels in Nairobi County. The study focused on GSCM practices,the drivers of GSCM, and the effect of GSCM.The study has been done by considering forty nine hotels in Nairobi County these are hotels registered with Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers.Descriptive research design was used since variables measured do not change much over a short period of time and the method is also less expensive.The empirical study involved administration of questionnaires to the respondents, a sample and statisticalanalysisi was adapted to achieve the general and specific objective of the study.The researcher administered a questionnaire where a response rate of 91.8% was achieved. The research project finds that hotels in Nairobi County have taken up GSCM practices based on different drivers. GSCM drivers that have brought about adoption of GSCM practices include competition, government legislation, regulatory compliance, customer requirements, success of other firms and social responsibility.The study also identified different effects that result from hotels taking up GSCM main one being resource saving.From the study it is clear that organizations take up GSCM mainly due to the need of keeping up with the competition in the industry and this has good effect to the organization as it result in resource saving.
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