The role of strategic and value chain flexibility in achieving sustainability performance: an empirical analysis using conventional and consistent PLS

Carsten Gelhard, Stephan von Delft

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We contribute to the clarification of the link between dynamic and operational capabilities by examining how strategic flexibility and value chain flexibility translate into superior sustainability performance. Using survey data of chemical firms in Germany, our structural equation model shows that value chain flexibility fully mediates the relationship between strategic flexibility and sustainability performance. Further, we contribute to the ongoing research on the partial least squares (PLS) approach to structural equation modeling by estimating the proposed research model with both conventional and consistent PLS (PLSc) and outlining a guideline for evaluating and reporting PLSc-related findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationThe Conference for PLS Users
EditorsJörg Henseler, Christian Ringle, José Roldán, Gabriel Cepeda
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789036540568
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 PLS User Conference: 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modeling - The Conference for PLS Users - Seville, Spain
Duration: 16 Jun 201519 Jun 2015


Conference2015 PLS User Conference

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