Green Supply Chain Management Case Study

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2.1 Introduction The purpose of this chapter is to review the existing literature pertaining to the core construct of the study. Mainly the constructs which are going to be explored in this study are based on the renowned two theories called institutional theory and resource based view theory. The reason to relate institutional theory on adoption of green supply chain practices is due to supply chain management involves the corporation and interaction among multiple stakeholders. Further, decision to adopt green supply chain practices may have to more interact with institutional environment in which a firm is operated. Therefore external factors that influence to adopt green supply chain practices are categorized based on institutional theory.…show more content…
Considering the global level attention on green supply chain management the researchers postulates that green supply chain management is topical within the context of supply chain management research. Then the chapter extends the scope by addressing the green supply chain practices focusing the supply chain management definition. Then the chapter proceeds the external and internal factors based on the institutional and resource based view theories. This includes various dimensions for their relationship to adopt green supply chain practices of an organization. Finally the chapter details the potential moderator effect on adoption of green supply chain…show more content…
2012). The complete concept of “green supply chain” (GSC) was first proposed by the Manufacturing Research Consortium (MRC) of Michigan State University in the U.S. in 1996, for comprehensively considering environmental impacts and resources optimization of manufacturing supply chains (Anon., 2011). As defined by Srivastava, (2007) GSCM is “Integrating environment thinking into supply chain management including product design, material sourcing and selection, manufacturing process, delivery of the final product to the consumer, and end-of-life management if the product after its useful time. Typically GSCM includes implementing environmental initiatives in different phases in supply chain as inbound logistics, production or internal supply chain, outbound logistics, and reverse logistics(Jung et al. 2010). As Most of the literature consider environmental impact of general supply chain practices, Green supply chain management involves environmental concerns for traditional supply chain management (Gilbert, 2000). Unlike conventional supply chains, green supply chains are designed to ensure that value creation, rather than risk and waste, accumulates at each step, from design to disposal and recovery ( Brody, & Ben-Hamida, n.d.). The definition and scope of the green supply chain

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