Green supply chain management: theoretical framework and future research directions

Dubey, Rameshwar and Gunasekaran, Angappa and 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:https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-01-2016-0011) (Full text available)

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Abstract

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
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 > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Thanos Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 21 May 2017 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2018 13:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61805 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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