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Green supply chain management: theoretical framework and future research directions

Dubey, Rameshwar, Gunasekaran, Angappa, Papadopoulos, Thanos (2017) Green supply chain management: theoretical framework and future research directions. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 24 (1). pp. 184-218. ISSN 1463-5771. (doi:10.1108/BIJ-01-2016-0011) (KAR id:61805)


Purpose: Green or sustainable supply chain management (GSCM/SSCM) has in recent years attracted much attention from academia and practitioners in all part of the world. In recent years, all humanity has experienced severe climate change which is widely attributed to human activity. Harmful emissions have made a major contribution to recent climate change which presents major challenges and threats to the entire human race in form of global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunami and floods. The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual GSCM/SSCM framework contributing to knowledge-based view theory and systems theory (ST) and provide an exhaustive list of further research directions.

Design/methodology/approach: In this paper the authors have used a systematic literature review to identify building blocks of the conceptual framework, which is the principal contribution of the present paper.

Findings: In this paper the authors have proposed a conceptual framework for sustainable supply chain network and at the end the authors have outlined further research directions.

Research limitations/implications: The current paper is an attempt to develop a conceptual framework which is grounded in knowledge-based theory. The study helps to extent the prior works which lacks theory focused approach.

Originality/value: The present work has immense theoretical value and can be useful to the policy makers or practitioners engaged in GSCM practices.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/BIJ-01-2016-0011
Uncontrolled keywords: Supply chain, Systematic literature review, Competitive advantage, Business performance, Green supply chain management, Sustainable supply chain, Organizational theories
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Thanos Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 21 May 2017 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 21:24 UTC
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