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Title: Impact of sustainable supply chain management on performance of SMEs amidst COVID-19 pandemic: an Indian perspective

Authors: Sudhanshu Joshi; Manu Sharma

Addresses: Operations and Supply Chain Management Area, School of Management, Doon University, Mothorowala Rd, Doon University Campus, Kedarpur, Uttarakhand 248001, India; Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia ' Department of Management Studies, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, India; Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

Abstract: The disruption caused by COVID-19 along the rapidly changing business environment coupled with the supply network complexity may trigger unforeseen disruptions and make supply chains vulnerable to financial losses and in extreme cases, it leads to a firm shut down. The research is an effort to introduce a conceptual model to evaluate sustainable practices and dynamic capabilities to ensure performance in a disruptive environment. Determinants were identified from the literature for the study of Sustainable practices and capabilities during disruption and uncertain business environment and are based on the concept of the triple bottom line. A research survey collected data from 153 consumer goods SMEs. structural equation modelling (SEM) has been used to analyse the structural model proposed. The analytical outcomes of this research contribute to the existing literature and enable practitioners to design and implement sustainable supply chain activities and monitor and evaluate the impact of such activities on business sustainability among Indian firms.

Keywords: firm sustainability; supply chain disruptions; developing countries; survivability; sustainable supply chain management; COVID-19; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2022.120811

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, 2022 Vol.9 No.3, pp.248 - 276

Received: 27 Jul 2021
Accepted: 10 Nov 2021

Published online: 10 Feb 2022 *

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