Green supply chain management: theoretical framework and further research directions

Rameshwar Dubey, Angappa Gunasekaran, Thanos Papadopoulos

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-218
Number of pages35
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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